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Vikings help Winfield through difficult time

On Thursday Antoine Winfield attended the funeral of his younger brother Anthony Travis, who was murdered last week in Ohio. Winfield was back at practice with the Vikings on Friday. He said his brother was a "good guy" and having to bury him was "one of the toughest" days of his life.
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