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Terrell says his uncle made statement
Associated Press

DETROIT -- University of Michigan receiver David Terrell said quotes attributed to him that said he would leave the school for the NFL after this season weren't actually from him.

Terrell said the answers to a list of questions faxed to his uncle were given by his uncle. The Richmond (Va.) Times Dispatch had faxed the questions to Bruce Terrell, and the newspaper said the uncle sent them back with a list of David Terrell's responses.

David Terrell said he didn't answer the questions.

"We're not focused on me going to the NFL right now," David Terrell said. "We're focused on winning our fourth bowl game in a row. I don't really like the fact that it came out like that."

Terrell, a junior, was quoted as saying his decision to declare himself available for the NFL draft was a hard one and that he must leave school early because of personal financial reasons.

Terrell said he spoke to his uncle after the report came out, but declined to detail the conversation.

"It shouldn't have gone down like that. I owe it to (the team) not to let it go down like that. But when it's out of your hands, it's out of your hands," Terrell told the Detroit Free Press for a Thursday story.

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