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My Best Friend ... IN ANOTHER SPORT
September 20, 2004
WARRICK DUNN
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September 20, 2004

My Best Friend ... In Another Sport

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WARRICK DUNN

FALCONS RUNNING BACK

GARY SHEFFIELD

YANKEES OUTFIELDER

Sheffield lives in Tampa and has tickets to the Bucs. "He'll sit behind the bench and pull for you," says Dunn, who played for Tampa Bay from 1997 to 2001, adding that he and Sheffield talk about "life, managing money, the latest things and family.... I don't call him because I need a favor, you know." Says Sheff of the 5'9", 180-pound Dunn, "He's a small guy and a warrior."

MICHAEL BENNETT

VIKINGS RUNNING BACK

SAM CASSELL

TIMBERWOLVES GUARD

Cassell, 34, was a Buck and Bennett, 26, a high schooler in Milwaukee when they met at the Boys & Girls Club, where Cassell did community outreach work. They stayed in touch during Bennett's days at Wisconsin; now they hang out weekly, play video games and joke about starring in each other's sport. "I just need a 10day NBA contract!" says Bennett.

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