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Melvin Gordon reveals past as bullying victim

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Heisman Trophy finalist and former Badger football star Melvin Gordon reveals a side of himself in a new video that's far from his current fame:  Gordon says he was bullied during his grade school years.

"It was rough,"  Gordon says the in the video, created by Gordon, teammate James Adeyanju, and UW student Zach Carlson.  "The majority of time in elementary, in grade school, I felt alone."

"Until we did the video, I actually never knew he got bullied," Adeyanju said.  "Who would think that a guy like Melvin, the best running back in the nation, would have went through something like that,"  Adeyanju says.

The video may end up in elementary school classrooms, as part of anti-bullying curriculum.

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