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Roasts have had ties with sports before

Updated: September 19, 2011, 10:24 AM ET
By Patrick Dorsey | Page 2

Charlie Sheen is back, too.

Shortly after his former show airs Monday, Comedy Central's pretaped roast of Sheen hits TV.

And it's not without its sports connection; ex-boxer/sudden comedy star Mike Tyson is among the roasters.

Thing is, sports and roasts have quite a history ...

THE DEAN MARTIN CONNECTION

The event's TV godfather, Dino, loved skewering athletes on his 1970s and 1980s "Dean Martin Celebrity Roast" series.

He ...

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