New book chronicles Alan Page's story

Updated: October 21, 2010, 3:07 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

It began as a routine hearing in a dispute between a railroad and the Pillsbury Corp. in the Hennepin County courthouse in Minneapolis in the early '80s. It changed after the railroad's lawyer, a tall, powerfully-built African-American wearing a brightly colored and fairly ridiculous bow tie, concluded his argument.

The response from one of the Pillsbury lawyers: "That was a pathetic presentation, exactly what you would expect from a football player."

The ...

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