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Athletes lament scale of oil spill in Gulf

Updated: July 13, 2010, 11:29 PM ET
Associated Press

PORT SULPHUR, La. -- Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli stood in a small sport fishing boat, holding up his phone to photograph dying marsh grass that was stained a glistening black and had bent under the weight of crude oil.

"That's terrible," he muttered to himself, shaking his head.

Mughelli was among 10 current and former pro and Olympic athletes who toured areas around Louisiana's Barataria Bay on Tuesday, hoping to learn more about the BP oil spill and keep attention focused ...

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