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Tim Thomas: Controversy 'media-driven'

Updated: January 28, 2012, 11:41 AM ET
ESPNBoston.com

OTTAWA -- Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, who has become something of a political lightning rod lately, weighed in Friday on his beliefs that the federal government is "out of control."

Thomas, who's drawn criticism for choosing not to attend the White House ceremony Jan. 23 honoring the reigning Stanley Cup champion team, reiterated that he believes his decision has been blown out of proportion.

"[The controversy] is all media-driven and it has been from the start. Everything ...

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