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Patrick Witt story deserves clarification

Updated: February 1, 2012, 9:32 AM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

Not to be overly melodramatic, but I thought it was a great story of self-sacrifice.

Sure, I also believed Yale quarterback Patrick Witt was a little crazy. Who passes up an opportunity to interview for a Rhodes scholarship -- bestowed upon outstanding students who often go on to become dignitaries and even presidents -- to play in a football game?

But there was something about Witt's decision that was endearing. It was his final game against rival Harvard and it was hard not ...

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