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Foxworth hits the right notes

There's a lot more to Domonique Foxworth than first meets the eye.

The veteran Ravens cornerback has worked almost non-stop in several arenas since tearing his ACL in training camp last season -- and none of those arenas is frivolous.

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First, Foxworth has had to rehab his right knee for the rigors of left cornerback, while at the same time helping out on the homefront with a newborn baby as his wife finished up at law school. Oh, yeah, and then he made sure he sat in on every labor meeting of significance in the offseason, a cause for which he is more than equipped. His voice is respected on both sides of the table.

If all that weren't enough, Foxworth also runs a non-profit program, called Baltimore BORN, that offers educational help to low-income boys in his hometown of Baltimore.

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To get a better perspective of the kind of person Foxworth is, you need only read the column he wrote on SI.com. Pinch-hitting for Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback, Foxworth was eloquent on the important labor issues and insightful on the bigger issues of life.

One of his best points in the column doesn't even touch football: "I think the education crisis is today's civil rights movement. Our inability to provide higher level education and opportunities to children in every community is just as oppressive to some children as an America that permits racial discrimination."

In the same space, Foxworth advocates that Baltimore "should get to host a Super Bowl."

Regardless of what happens in the labor negotiations and in Foxworth's post-surgery career, he clearly has a future serving as a leader and spokesman in the community. Baltimore couldn't ask for a better one.

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