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Man who roughed up Obama finally speaks

WASHINGTON — It took 849 days for the man who threw the elbow heard ’round the world to finally talk about it.

“I didn’t want that to define my life,” said Reynaldo Decerega, 40. “I had no desire to bring attention to myself in an accident that caused somebody pain. I didn’t want to disrespect the President of the United States.”

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