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Cleaver: Not all athletes are role models

Updated: February 7, 2007, 1:32 PM ET
By George J. Tanber | Special to ESPN.com

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II, a second-term Democratic congressman from Kansas City, knows sports. He played wide receiver at Murray State and dreamed of suiting up for his beloved Kansas City Chiefs until a knee injury ended his career.

Cleaver, 62, an ordained minister and senior pastor at St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, served two terms as Kansas City's first black mayor. He also served two terms as the president of the National Conference of Black Mayors.

Cleaver, ...

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