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For New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount, walking off works out
For New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount, walking off works out

There are XLIX different sentimental journeys to football's ultimate game, lifetime trips fueled with pride and perseverance by players who arrive with humility and honor. This is not one of them. This is the story of LeGarrette Blount, the New England Patriots running back who quit his way to the Super Bowl. "Don't ever give up," he told a child reporter during Super Bowl media day this week. Well, um, er, that depends. The tale begins in Pittsburgh last spring, when Blount, a bruising 250-pound veteran, signed a two-year contract that included a $950,000 signing bonus. He was cashing in after proving himself with the Patriots in 2013, when he rushed for...

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