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The light beyond Rocker

For years Jeff Pearlman has refused to be baited by the version of John Rocker he introduced to the world, but now he has no choice.

Updated: December 18, 2006, 12:35 PM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

For seven years, I have done my best to take the high road.

When, after my initial profile of John Rocker appeared in the Dec. 23, 1999, issue of Sports Illustrated, there were literally hundreds of interview requests from print, radio and TV. I turned them down.

When, in June 2000, Sports Illustrated needed someone to cover the Yankees-Braves series in Atlanta, I volunteered, knowing Rocker would be there. Why? Because I was taught long ago that good journalists give their subject ...

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