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Broncos’ Wiegmann loses mentor in slaying

Anica Wong
The Denver Post
Denver, CO Colorado

It was on the football field in Parkersburg, Iowa, where Casey Wiegmann learned how to snap the ball and block. But even more than that, the field was a place to learn the lessons of life, especially those taught by Aplington-Parkersburg High School head coach Ed Thomas.

Wiegmann, the Broncos’ Pro Bowl center, considered Thomas a mentor and someone who taught him what was important, such as taking care of loved ones and being a valued member of the community. Now, Wiegmann finds himself without that adviser.

Thomas was shot and killed by a former player Wednesday, authorities said.

Mark D. Becker, 24, was arrested after he allegedly walked into the high school’s weight room where Thomas was supervising approximately 30 students,

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