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FILE - This Oct. 3, 2010, file photo shows San Diego Chargers'  Shawne Merriman on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in San Diego. Merriman's career with the Chargers is over. Once one of the most-feared players in the NFL, Merriman has been dogged by injuries the last three seasons.  (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
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FILE - This Oct. 3, 2010, file photo shows San Diego Chargers' Shawne Merriman on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in San Diego. Merriman's career with the Chargers is over. Once one of the most-feared players in the NFL, Merriman has been dogged by injuries the last three seasons. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

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Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James on Monday night during pregame warmups wore an “I can’t breathe” T-shirt, referring to Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. The shirt, one of several featuring the slogan that have been seen around the league in recent days after a grand jury declined to indict the officer last week, is just one in a long history of political statements made by athletes on the playing field. Here are some others.