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'Biggest Loser' tryout nearly cost him his job at T

Bid to fire him for sick days prompts rights complaint

Paris Cook was disciplined after he called in sick to try out for the reality television show 'The Biggest Loser.' Paris Cook was disciplined after he called in sick to try out for the reality television show "The Biggest Loser." (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Noah Bierman
Globe Staff / May 8, 2009

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Paris Cook is a big man, about 310 pounds. So when an opportunity came last year to grab a five-day tryout for the reality show "The Biggest Loser," he jumped at it, even though he didn't have permission to leave his MBTA job. (Full article: 856 words)

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