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Some folks play unfair even at the fair

Updated: August 10, 2007, 12:29 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

SPRINGFIELD, Neb. -- Mia Bella is a sheep with wide, friendly eyes and a hankering for treats. She's harmless, lying there in a pen at the county fair, carefree and content save for the occasional fly.

But if the stakes were higher, Mia Bella might have to pee in a cup and submit to a drug test.

That's how serious some states are taking cheating at what once was considered possibly the purest slice of Americana, the county and state fairs. Amid the mechanical bull rides, ...

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