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Dayton apologizes for comparing athletes to soldiers

Published 07/19/2012, Forum Communications

Gov. Mark Dayton has apologized for comparing athletes’ on-field trauma to that suffered by military personnel. Dayton said he made a “poor analogy” in a Tuesday Minnesota Public Radio interview in which he said players are “heavily armored, heavily psyched to do what they have to do and go out there. It's, basically, slightly civilized war.”

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