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Huskers' Purify says he's grateful for another chance

Updated: August 8, 2007, 3:46 AM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- College athletes who mess up are regularly given second chances. Maurice Purify got a third, and he's grateful.

"I don't get another one," the Nebraska wide receiver said.

Purify began practicing with the Cornhuskers this week, but he's suspended for the Sept. 1 opener against Nevada for his role in a bar fight and a separate drunken-driving conviction.

He believes he's earned back the respect of his teammates. Now he's working to earn back his job.

That ...

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