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Mourners attend Robinson funeral

Updated: April 11, 2007, 8:56 PM ET
Associated Press

GRAMBLING, La. -- They began arriving soon after the sun came up over the piney woods: football greats, government figures and everyday people -- all of them there to say goodbye to former Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson.

"Most coaches are rated by the players they recruit," the Rev. Jesse Jackson said as he waited for Robinson's funeral to start in the school's new assembly center. "Coach was known for how many players he graduated and sent on to successful lives."

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