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Richland Source managing editor Larry Phillips (left) is shown here with Marion Motley's grandson Joe Dose (center) and author David Lee Morgan during the unveiling of the Marion Motley statue in Canton.

CANTON -- Ignorance of Marion Motley's contributions to football and civil rights will no longer be tolerated in Canton -- and shouldn't be anywhere else.

The Cleveland Browns fullback, and product of Canton McKinley, was bronzed into perpetuity on Wednesday when a statue of him was commemorated on a patch of ground near the entrance to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Larry Phillips, Source Media Properties Managing Editor

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