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Openly gay ex-player talks to NFL rookies on diversity

Updated: June 27, 2006, 1:39 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

As part of this week's 10th annual rookie symposium, an event aimed at preparing draft choices for life in the NFL on and off the field, the league arranged for experts in and out the game to address young players on issues ranging from financial planning to social relationships to dealing with the media.

"I think a lot of guys were shocked at what [Tuaolo] had to tolerate at times. This went way beyond our normal 'well, we're an equal opportunity employer' discussion of diversity ...

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