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Former NFL player talks about Miami Dolphin bullying case

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Tyrone Keys knows a thing or two about professional football.

He went to the super bowl with the 1985 Chicago Bears, and went on to play with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  He says locker-room bullying does happen.

"We've seen situations where, oh, let us toughen him up, coach, lets toughen him up. So it's looked upon as we're going to toughen this guy up. And then what happens is it goes to far," said Keys. "People talk about character, they always talk about faith and family, but at the end of the day they're trying to win some games."

Keys says the situation in Miami is disappointing. He believes veteran players should be mentors, not bullies.

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Keys says a high school coach told him playing the game of football is more than just playing the game.  He says it's about giving back and being a part of the community.  He pointed out several Bucs players who've done just that.

"When you look around here, you have guys like Derrick Brooks, who've given us numerous scholarships, Warrick Dunn, John Lynch, Mike Allstott, we did a football camp with him for over twelve years and many of those students are now coaching youth football, high school football," Keys said.

Since retiring from professional football, Keys founded All Sports Community Service, Inc.  The Tampa-based organization is supported by NFL charities and provides opportunities for student athletes to attain personal enrichment through higher education.

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