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Olympic medalist Gatlin at Buccaneers minicamp

Updated: May 5, 2007, 2:44 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Olympic 100-meter champion Justin Gatlin, facing a track and field suspension of up to eight years for failing a drug test last summer, is trying to launch a career in pro football as a wide receiver with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"If [his speed] can transfer to football, you have a real threat," Bucs coach Jon Gruden said. "If it can't, then it won't work."

Gatlin, who is participating in the Bucs' rookie minicamp this weekend, said he last played ...

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