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Ex-Detroit Lions DL Roger Brown won't let coronavirus stop him or his businesses: 'I'll kick its butt'

Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett breaks down when the Detroit Lions' 2020 schedule and how that sets up for them. Filmed May 7. Detroit Free Press

Roger Brown spends most of his days at the eponymous sports bar he owns in Portsmouth, Virginia, signing autographs, chatting up customers, adding ambiance to the restaurant he opened nearly 20 years ago.

Even now, as the coronavirus pandemic has relegated that and his two other establishments — the Cove Tavern in Newport News and MoMac Brewing Company in Portsmouth — to takeout and patio service only, the former Detroit Lions All-Pro defensive lineman likes to drop by and say hello.