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Barmes blames fall on deer meat, not groceries or ATV

Updated: June 9, 2005, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Colorado Rockies rookie shortstop Clint Barmes says he was lugging a package of deer meat he got from teammate Todd Helton, and not a bag of groceries, when he fell and broke his collarbone.

"I just didn't think it was right to bring Todd Helton into something like this," Barmes was quoted as saying in The Denver Post on Thursday, explaining why he gave a different version of the story when he first recounted the strange fall that will sideline him for at least three months.

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