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Bettis drives off in style

Jerome Bettis came back to win a Super Bowl in his hometown, and he left the field Sunday having completed that mission.

Updated: February 6, 2006, 6:57 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- He pulled himself up onto the interview podium with a slight grimace, but as he sank into the director's chair, his beaming smile quickly returned.

Jerome Bettis gulped bottled water, and the sweat glistened on his round, expressive face. He was talking fast and a good octave higher than his normal register.

"I'm still in a place," he said, shaking his head. "This is amazing."

The record will show that Bettis carried the football only 14 times for 43 yards in Sunday's ...

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