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Even with help, Sutton's battle continues

Fellow alumnus feels his pain, but former UMass star struggles with life after basketball

Originally Published: August 27, 2009
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

LITHONIA, Ga. -- The phone calls come in the middle of the day and in the middle of the night. He's out of gas or out of food. He needs a pizza, needs a tooth fixed.

Every time Lorenzo Sutton calls, Ed Rubin answers.

For eight months, Rubin has paid Sutton's rent and utilities and wired him money for groceries, forking over more than $4,500 out of his own pocket. He has found a Social Security attorney to help Sutton and a surgeon who could repair his ...

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