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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan tells 60 Minutes racist comments fed his determination

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shahid-khan.jpgIn a preview clip of Sunday's 60 Minutes, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is shown shrugging off talk recalling racist comments made in the community after his intent to buy the football team was known.

Correspondent Byron Pitts shows footage noting that some people on social media called Khan, a Pakistan-born auto parts billionaire, a "sand monkey" and "terrorist" when news surfaced last last year that he planned to buy the franchise for $760-million.

Khan has lived in the U.S. for more than 40 years, coming to America for college as a 16-year-old in 1967.

Khan also shrugged off rumors that the former owner offered to let him out of the deal when the racist comments surfaced.

Instead, Khan became the first non-white person to own an NFL franchise, earning stories about his status as the embodiment of the American dream.

Check out the clip below:

 

[Last modified: Thursday, October 25, 2012 5:06pm]

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