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Browns say no shot-putting for Thomas

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University of Wisconsin's Joe Thomas will not compete in this weekend's Big Ten Conference outdoor track meet at Penn State.

That's because the NFL's Cleveland Browns won't let him throw the shot-put.

The Browns drafted Thomas as the third overall pick a week-and-a-half ago and because they want to protect their investment they said no when Badgers' track coach Ed Nuttycombe asked for permission to let Thomas compete.

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