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Ex-Duke player Thomas says he'll talk with NCAA

Updated: October 1, 2012, 6:55 PM ET
Associated Press

WESTWEGO, La. -- Former Duke and current New Orleans Hornets player Lance Thomas said Monday he does not think he violated NCAA rules when he purchased nearly $100,000 in diamond jewelry during his college career.

Thomas also indicated a willingness to speak with the NCAA about the purchase, which spawned a lawsuit by a New York jeweler and an inquiry by Duke and the NCAA of whether Thomas violated rules pertaining to improper benefits for college athletes.

"I'm still working on that, ...

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