A brothers' tale for Omon, Nwagbuo

They plan to meet for the first time Thursday when the 49ers play at San Diego

Updated: September 1, 2011, 1:30 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

In a few days, the NFL will make its final purge, casting away pieces that don't fit. Xavier Omon, a fourth-string running back for the San Francisco 49ers, might be on one of those lists, and it won't be a stunning revelation for a man who has been cut three times. In life, like in football, Omon has struggled to fit in. He was one of just three African-American kids at Beatrice High School in southeastern Nebraska, and freshman year, he says he was called the N-word. "Honestly," he ...

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