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Newton said he stood to make $75K per drug deal

Updated: May 13, 2005, 5:35 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Nate Newton says his competitive nature led him into the drug business.

"I've always been competitive, I've always been in sports," said Newton, a six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman who retired after the 2000 season. "I couldn't see myself not being the biggest dope man."

Newton, 43, was released from a Louisiana prison last year on drug possession charges after serving about 2 years behind bars.

Newton, of East ...

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