Found January 12, 2012 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Robert Ayers
TEAMS: Denver Broncos
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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Before linebacker Jerod Mayo became a star in New England, he was an inspiration in Tennessee. Mayo's old roommate, Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers, credited him with his success at the NFL level. Mayo and Ayers arrived at Tennessee together -- Ayers was a linebacker at first, so they got to know each other quickly -- and they soon forged a bond. "I learned a lot from him," Ayers said Thursday over the phone. "He came in a little more mature than I was as a freshman, and I just watched how he prepared and worked. Being...
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