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Maine school mourns one-legged wrestler, football manager who died in apparent suicide

To say that Sam Mercer had a tougher life than most is an understatement. He was born in Ethiopia and lost a leg when he was an infant. After eventually making it to the United States, his first foster family didn’t stick. He later was sent to Scarborough, Maine, where he was adopted by Dan Mercer.
Once settled in Scaborough, the younger Mercer thrived