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Robert 'Tractor' Traylor found dead

Updated: May 12, 2011, 2:28 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Robert Traylor, the former NBA and University of Michigan big man nicknamed "Tractor" because of his hulking frame, has died. He was 34.

Described as a "gentle giant" with a generous smile, Traylor played seven years in the NBA. He is perhaps most remembered, however, for his career at Michigan, where he was a standout for three seasons but became embroiled in a major scandal involving a booster.

Police in San Juan said Traylor was found dead Wednesday ...

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