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Bears' Hayden used mother's fortitude and area's tough lessons to survive violence

By Vaughn McClure, Chicago Tribune Published: September 9, 2012

Lynette Hayden enforced one simple rule regarding her son and daughter at an early age: Never leave the house on Sunday.

Bears cornerback Kelvin Hayden desperately wanted to challenge his mother's orders then. He nearly followed through on March 26, 1995 - the Sunday that could have been his last.

Hayden, then an...
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