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CBS Sportscaster James Brown Has Lost 74 Pounds Since Last Year

James Brown has lost 74 pounds.

The NFL Today host James Brown has lost a great deal of weight in the past year, and when fans see him on-screen this fall, they'll certainly take notice.

This week, Brown was interviewed by Jason Romano and revealed that he's lost one quarter of his weight since last October. The Washington Posttranscribed a portion of the podcast:

“You know, I had been battling this for quite some time,” he told Romano. “I would always tease and say when I started doing football . . . [that] I really threw myself into the job. And Howie Long, my colleague at Fox, used to tease with a bunch of his buddies, asking, ‘Man, what line did he play on? I mean, he obviously played for somebody.’ So I was trying to look the part, until Howie told me I looked like a swollen tick. That was not a good compliment.

Here's a photo, via The Washington Post. Brown definitely looks a lot slimmer.

Here's an old photo for comparison, via FTW.

Brown reportedly went from 292 pounds to 218 pounds during the period in question.

Props to Brown for taking steps towards a healthier life. Losing that much weight is a tough thing to do.