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Gaines' long and difficult path to Athens

Sundiata Gaines

ATHENS - The bullet grazed his neck, Sundiata Gaines says, just grazed it, using that word again and again.

And then, after prodding, he points to the two-inch scar in the front of his neck and the half-inch circle at the hairline on the back of his head, and it's clear it was worse than that. "It was much worse than that," said his father Ronnie Gaines, tearing up 14 years after the incident. "That was the toughest time in our lives." Gaines, a freshman point guard at Georgia, spent two weeks in the...

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