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Champ Bailey finally gets a chance

Denver cornerback has waited 15 seasons to play in a Super Bowl

Updated: January 27, 2014, 5:34 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

DENVER -- He played cards deep into the night, swapping old jokes and stories like it was a family reunion, not a party. Champ Bailey's mother, Elaine, asked if she could get in on a poker game with $5, and when she was met with silence, she decided to clean his house. It was Sunday night, hours after Bailey's Denver Broncos won the AFC championship, and this is how he celebrated finally going to the Super Bowl after 15 years: With his family, at least 30 people strong, with a casual night devoid ...

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