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Eagles | Team interested in Gatlin; but it is a one-way interest

The Associated Press reports agent Renaldo Nehemiah, said Thursday, June 1, the Philadelphia Eagles have made several inquiries the last three weeks to see if his client, track star Justin Gatlin, was interested in playing football. However, Gatlin has only one summer plan: a long-anticipated race with Asafa Powell in a matchup between the two 100-meter world-record holders. Though Nehemiah knows the temptation of playing in the NFL, he has no plans to return the Eagles' calls and mentioned the topic to Gatlin only in passing. "Football isn't a necessity" for Gatlin, Nehemiah said. Gatlin last played football some nine years ago, after quitting his high school team in 10th grade after a dispute with his coach.

2006-06-01 15:27:28 | Source:

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