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Dixon making most of second chance

After nearly not having a football career, the Jets DT is hoping his story can help others

Updated: November 22, 2011, 5:17 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets are home to two of the best second-chance stories in the NFL.

Everybody knows about Plaxico Burress, who basically went from prison to the Jets' starting lineup. There's also Marcus Dixon, whose journey to the NFL is worthy of the big screen.

Unlike Burress, Dixon almost never had a career. As a high school senior in Georgia, he was convicted of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation and sentenced to 10 years in jail, with no chance ...

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