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Unforgettable hurt from bullying

Dick Vitale shares a personal account of his experience with cruel taunts

Updated: November 20, 2013, 4:19 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

The subject of bullying in America has become a major conversation. As it is a problem that has really left a mark on our society, I want to share a story about my background.

As a kid, I wasn't familiar with the word "bullying." I always believed it was just teasing at the time, but I was teased big time. When I was 4 or 5 years old, I lost vision in my left eye in an accident with a pencil. I had no control of my left eye, so it would drift. I had no ability to look people directly ...

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