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Learning from an expensive lesson

Eight months after punching a foe, RB Blount tries to rebuild image, draft prospects

Originally Published: March 18, 2010
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

LeGarrette Blount tried to control his breathing, but the former Oregon running back struggled.

His heart raced. His pulse quickened. His eyes darted into the stands inside Lucas Oil Stadium, where all those intense scouts waited for him to run the 40-yard dash at the recent NFL scouting combine. Blount had never felt such anxiety before this drill. Now he thought, One of these teams could pay me a lot of money, and I can't handle my nerves.

Blount's jitters shouldn't have ...

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