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A tale of two troubled quarterbacks

Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick are leading parallel NFL lives this year

Originally Published: December 14, 2010
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

They are so different, their personal histories so starkly in contrast. One is black, born and raised in the crime-ridden, East End projects of Newport News, Va. The other is white, raised in the quiet, midwest town of Findlay, Ohio.

And yet, Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger find themselves Velcro'd together by a series of coincidences, by personal and professional redemption and maybe -- just maybe -- by forgiveness.

Both play quarterback for NFL teams in Pennsylvania. ...

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