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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Former NFL player, coach and Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka speaks to the Charlotte Touchdown Club on Friday, May 30, 2014 at The Westin in Charlotte, NC.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Former NFL player, coach and Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka speaks to the Charlotte Touchdown Club on Friday, May 30, 2014 at The Westin in Charlotte, NC.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Former NFL player, coach and Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka quoted from President Abraham Lincoln during his address to the Charlotte Touchdown Club on Friday, May 30, 2014 at The Westin in Charlotte, NC. Ditka said that he is an admirer of the former president.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Former NFL player, coach and Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka speaks to the Charlotte Touchdown Club on Friday, May 30, 2014 at The Westin in Charlotte, NC.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera jots down notes during former NFL player, coach and Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka address to the Charlotte Touchdown Club on Friday, May 30, 2014 at The Westin in Charlotte, NC. Rivera played for Ditka when he was with the Chicago Bears.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (R-L) Former NFL player, coach and Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka speaks with Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil and head coach Ron Rivera following his address to the Charlotte Touchdown Club on Friday, May 30, 2014 at The Westin in Charlotte, NC. Rivera played for Ditka on the Chicago Bears team.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Joshua Switzer, 9, of Charlotte, NC gets an autograph and photo taken with former NFL player, coach and Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka following Ditka's address to the Charlotte Touchdown Club on Friday, May 30, 2014 at The Westin in Charlotte, NC.
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