Jets' Aboushi a rare Palestinian-American in NFL

Updated: May 11, 2013, 2:35 PM ET
Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The congratulatory messages flooded Oday Aboushi's Twitter page for a few days after he was drafted by the New York Jets two weeks ago.

Many were happy to see the hometown kid from the New York borough of Staten Island starting his NFL career close to his family and friends. It was the other tweets, first dozens and then hundreds, from places such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia that made the enormity of the situation really sink in.

As a Palestinian-American, the ...

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