Teen found in basement gains weight, looks forward to football

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The 17-year-old boy found chained to a pole in his father's basement is doing well, his foster parents said in court on Thursday.

Just over a month after the teen was found, he has since gained 50 pounds. On Thursday he proudly said he now weighs 151.2 pounds and is interested in playing high school football next year. He also told the court that his foster parents had given him an electric guitar and he intends to taken lessons.

Also in court was his father, step-mother and biological mother, who said she is going through the steps to get custody of her son.

The next court hearing is scheduled for May 30.

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