Lions hope to lift up bankrupt Detroit

Updated: August 8, 2013, 3:57 PM ET
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Lions receiver Nate Burleson told USA Today Sports on Wednesday that he and his teammates feel a responsibility to lift the spirits of Detroit, which last month became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy.

"A lot of people might say, 'Man, it's tough playing in Detroit, man. You guys went bankrupt. Your city sucks. There's burned-down buildings, schools that are not even open.' But it's a great gift to bear that weight of the city, especially if you can deliver on a product ...

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