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Although Portland Oregonian sports columnist John Canzano deliberately buried the lede in his profile of Brenda Tracy last week, it was a story that concluded on a far more inspirational note than it began.
Tracy is a 40-year-old manager of a mobile dialysis program for Legacy Health in Oregon, a nurse who also holds an MBA. But she is better known now for identifying herself as the victim of gang rape by four men--three of them college football players--16 years ago. Two of the players were on the Oregon State University roster, and that institution protected their players over her.
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