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Trump Camp Slating Major Sports Figures for Convention: Report

According to sources close to Donald Trump, the billionaire is going to rely on major sports figures to speak at the Republican National Convention.

The Hill reports:

The list has yet to be finalized and will continue to grow in the weeks leading up to the convention.

Trump has taken heat for touting an endorsement from Tyson, who served three years in prison for rape in the 1990’s.

In April a super-PAC backing Sen. Ted Cruz’s now-defunct presidential bid released an ad attacking Trump for the endorsement and for defending Tyson from rape accusations 20 years ago.

Trump frequently points to Knight’s support as having helped him win the Indiana primary. The two appeared together several times in the state ahead of the vote.

Ditka endorse Trump in September of last year, while France joined with a group of Nascar drivers to back the former reality television star in March.

Musical acts booked by third-party groups include the Beach Boys, Journey, Bret Michaels, Rick Springfield, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and The Band Perry.

The cost of the performances will be paid by private groups, Bloomberg reported.

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