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    Practice was halted early on Tuesday after 49ers rookie linebacker Donavin Newsom collided with a teammate, appeared to lose consciousness and then was taken off the field in an ambulance.

Practice was halted early on Tuesday after 49ers rookie linebacker Donavin Newsom collided with a teammate, appeared to lose consciousness and then was taken off the field in an ambulance. Paul Kitagaki Jr. The Sacramento Bee
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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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