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Dixon hospitalized after apparently suffering effects of heat

Updated: August 7, 2008, 9:07 AM ET
Associated Press

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami defensive tackle Antonio Dixon was taken to a hospital by ambulance after apparently suffering effects from the strong heat and humidity Wednesday during practice.

The team said Dixon was in good condition, and he was expected to stay at Doctor's Hospital overnight as a precaution. Miami coach Randy Shannon had originally said Dixon was suffering from dehydration, but the team later said his ailment was unclear.

Dixon, a 6-foot-3, 322-pound projected starter, ...

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