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Washington Redskin head coach George Allen stands with two of his newly acquired running backs during a press conference at Redskins Park in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, June 11, 1976.    From left are: Calvin Hill; Allen; Mrs. Mary Riggins; and John Riggins.  Mary Riggins is the wife of player Riggins.   (AP Photo/ Charles Harrity)
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Washington Redskin head coach George Allen stands with two of his newly acquired running backs during a press conference at Redskins Park in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, June 11, 1976. From left are: Calvin Hill; Allen; Mrs. Mary Riggins; and John Riggins. Mary Riggins is the wife of player Riggins. (AP Photo/ Charles Harrity)

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