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“I wonder where we’re going with it, that’s the only lament I have on this,” he said at the time. “The fear that if we don’t have guys looking after each other, that the rats will take this game over.”

Too late. They already have.

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Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org and follow him at Twitter.com/JimLitke.