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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Steven Pearl
"I've always been vocal because I feel like a lot of the guys on the team will listen to me," said Steven, 23. "A lot of them shut down when the other guys talk to them, but I feel like they respect me enough to listen to me and know that I have their best interest at heart."
If they really had strong objections at that time _ I had seven guys coming back, we were going to be better the next year at Milwaukee _ but (Steven) said, 'No dad, let's go.'"