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Johnny Rodgers receives pardon

Updated: November 14, 2013, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Forty-three years after he and two other men held up a gas station following a night of drinking, 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers was granted a pardon from the state of Nebraska on Thursday

"I feel like the weight for that particular incident is off my shoulders," Rodgers said after he walked out of his Board of Pardons hearing.

The board voted 3-0 to pardon the 62-year-old Rodgers, who has spent his post-football life as an entrepreneur and pitchman ...

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