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Excuses John Mara should've used for jury duty

Updated: April 6, 2011, 5:55 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby

Pity poor New York Giants CEO John Mara: he reportedly was selected as an alternate for federal jury duty, despite attempting to excuse himself on the basis of being busy with the upcoming NFL draft and his role as a lead negotiator in the league's ongoing labor-management dispute.

"For now, I am going to leave you on, but keep us informed if problems arise," U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff told Mara, adding that he would reconsider in the case of "a real emergency."

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