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Marcellus Wiley played 10 seasons in the NFL. (Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Marcellus Wiley played 10 seasons in the NFL. (Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Marcellus Wiley grew up in Compton and South Central L.A. determined to make a better life for his family. This week on Only A Game, Wiley shares his journey from L.A. to Columbia to the NFL. Plus, a British soccer player takes issue with his speed rating in FIFA 19. And the world's first vegan sports team. Join us!

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This program aired on January 5, 2019.

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