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Gonzalez NBA quest sidetracked for now

Updated: July 19, 2002, 10:09 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

It appears that Tony Gonzalez's flirtation with the NBA is over, at least for now.

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, designated as a "franchise" player but still without a contract, on Thursday left the Miami Heat summer league squad in Long Beach, Calif., apprising team officials he needed time to prepare for training camp.

The Chiefs open training camp next Thursday in River Falls, Wis., but it is doubtful that Gonzalez will be there at the outset, and his absence could be a long ...

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