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Jeter as the villain? It could happen

As negotiations intensify, Captain in danger of making Yankees look like the good guys

Updated: November 27, 2010, 8:17 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

For 15 years, Derek Jeter has staked out a piece of higher ground and called it his own.

He has developed it, fenced it off, spruced it up and made it the most desirable piece of real estate in professional sports, while one by one, his main rivals for that bit of turf -- Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, LeBron James, Brett Favre -- have fallen by the wayside.

It is the hallowed ground of the flawless personality, the one pro athlete you could actually feel good about your ...

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