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Friday, October 21, 2011
Updated: October 22, 1:40 PM ET
Cantrell rolls into first in AIC league

By Jim Wilkie
ESPN.com

Alice in Chains & Friends Charity League founder Jerry Cantrell is making up for a slow start and riding a three-game winning streak to move to a four-way tie for first place.

Jerry Cantrell
Jerry Cantrell has fought his way back to the top.

Cantrell's Aroma Of Tacoma (4-2) defeated bandmate William DuVall's Team DuVall 106-88 last week to move into a tie with Sean Kinney's Team Nosering, Vinnie Paul's The Brickwall Paul and Randy Wolf's Team Valley Trash. The Brickwall Paul had been alone in first but lost 76-66 to Team Nosering.

After beating an Alice in Chains bandmate for the second week in a row (AOT beat Team Nosering in Week 5 ), Cantrell posted the following message on the league message board (click on the link to view the image that was included):

Voodoo Is Real
Oct 17, 11:29 p.m.
Jerry Cantrell
AROMA OF TACOMA

While I believe William's Green Bay D was shorted by at least three points, my desperation voodoo curse seems to have worked its magic. Blondie, Nose, Riggs and the Wolf are now tied for first . Thanks for that win over Vinnie, Sean. Sorry you lost the series, Randy. Great season, man.

Cantrell was busy completing the league's second trade of the season, dealing Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams, Panthers TE Greg Olsen, Rams WR Brandon Lloyd and Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to Duff McKagan's last-place Team McKagan in exchange for Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall, Panthers WR Steve Smith and Texans TE Owen Daniels.

Each participant will put one valuable item up for auction by the end of the season. The league champion will get to designate which charity receives the net proceeds of the auction. More details on the auction will be announced in the coming weeks.

Weekly updates on the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League, trash talk and interviews with the owners will be published in ESPN.com's The Life and Music sections throughout the season. Members of the league also will drop by for occasional chats on SportsNation.

Here is a look at Week 7's matchups and last week's results: