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NFL draft starts with remembrance of storm victims - Newsday (subscription)

Quick ReadNFL draft starts with moment of silence for storm victims; tornadoes take toll on sports

Photo credit: AP | NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, center, joined by Alabama coach Nick Saban, right, and Alabama running back Mark Ingram, pause during a moment of silence at the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall Thursday, April 28, 2011, in New York, to remember the victims of the storms that ravaged the Southeast the day before. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Once NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned the devastating tornadoes that left a path of death and destruction across the Southeast, the horde of heckling fans fell silent.

Joined on stage by Auburn star Cam Newton, Alabama standout Mark Ingram and their college coaches, Goodell began the NFL draft Thursday night by asking for a moment of silence to remember the storm victims.

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