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(Associated Press) South Florida defensive back Mistral Raymond was chosen by the Vikings in the sixth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Raymond's sister was murdered three years ago, the same day his family's home was burned down by attackers who targeted the wrong house.

Vikings' pick Raymond has had tragic life


By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Mistral Raymond had every excuse to go the wrong way, to leave football behind and descend into sorrow, depression or, worst of all, vengeance.

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