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Politician's swipe at player irks Hewitt

Updated: June 5, 2009, 1:45 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt is demanding an apology from a congressman who was quoted as suggesting that former Yellow Jacket Thaddeus Young wasn't fit to attend college.

Young played one season at Georgia Tech and hails from Memphis, which is part of Democratic congressman Steve Cohen's district.

Cohen was quoted recently in The New York Times as saying: "[Young] could have gone straight to the pros. I don't think he's going to be an engineer. It's just kind of a mockery."

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