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Gretzky can't shy away from his role in saga

Updated: February 13, 2006, 4:33 PM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Wayne Gretzky says he doesn't bet. Let's say he's right.

Gretzky says he never bet on professional sports. Or, as he said, "Didn't happen. It's not going to happen. Hasn't happened. It is not something that I have done."

Grant him every word.

But when the Great One says he feels he is defending himself from something he was not involved with, well, the line has to be drawn. And if Gretzky doesn't understand why people are looking to him for either an answer or an explanation, ...

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