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Auburn cancels White House visit after storms

By: AP
By: AP

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn's football team isn't heading to the
White House this week after all.

The national champions were scheduled to fly to Washington
Thursday evening and then meet President Barack Obama, who is now set to travel to Alabama Friday in the aftermath of deadly storms
that hit the state.

Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson says the trip has been postponed
and hasn't been rescheduled yet.

The Tigers were to participate in a "Let's Move!" South Lawn
Series Youth Football Clinic on Friday.

Auburn rode Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton and
Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley to a 14-0 record and their first
title since 1957.

Sampson says Fairley and Newton had been expected to attend even
though they were in New York for the NFL draft Thursday night.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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