Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette:

When local McDonald’s franchisee Dwight Miller looks back at the role models of his youth, Muhammad Ali stands out as the greatest.

“He was a strong man,” Miller said of the now-retired heavyweight boxing champion. “He didn’t care what other people thought. He wanted to do his own thing.”

Miller noted that Ali had “an issue with the draft.”

Specifically, Ali, who had won the World Heavyweight Championship in 1964, refused to be drafted during the Vietnam War, based on his religious beliefs and his opposition to the war.

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Originally posted by Cris Zimermann on March 8, 2012 in Franchise Site.

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