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Raiders host 14-year-old Iraqi amputee for Falcons game

Updated: November 2, 2008, 7:12 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Ahmed Ali al-Etabbi maneuvered through the tunnel and onto the Coliseum field with crutches to watch pregame warmups, his jeans rolled up over his missing right leg.

The Iraqi teen beamed and soaked in the atmosphere, dressed head to toe in Raiders silver and black for his first NFL game: Oakland versus the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. He had his leg blown off by a suicide bomber in his hometown of Baghdad nearly two years ago and has been in the Bay Area for the past month ...

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