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Ex-Cowboys RB Herschel Walker says Donald Trump friendship has cost him

Mar 27, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Georgia Bulldogs former football player Herschel Walker cheers during player introductions before their game against the Texas A&M Aggies during the semifinals of the Dallas regional of the 2011 NCAA women's basketball tournament at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Strasen-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 27, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Georgia Bulldogs former football player Herschel Walker cheers during player introductions before their game against the Texas A&M Aggies during the semifinals of the Dallas regional of the 2011 NCAA women's basketball tournament at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Strasen-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Retired NFL player Herschel Walker says he's being dropped from speaking engagements because of his relationship with Donald Trump.

In an interview on the "TMZ Sports" TV show, the Heisman Trophy winner and former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant said he's known Trump "before he became `The Donald.'" Walker said the presumptive Republican nominee is not racist.

Walker told TMZ Sports "just because you build a wall, doesn't mean you're a racist."

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