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Victor Cruz honors Sandy Hook victim Jack Pinto

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04:40 PM ET 12.16 | As the NFL comes together to remember the victims of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, one player is going above and beyond to honor one of the fallen child victims. New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will be honoring Jack Pinto, a six-year-old boy who was murdered during the Newtown tragedy. Cruz reached out to the Pinto family after learning their son was a big fan of him. The family told Cruz that Jack was such a huge fan that they are considering burying their son in a Victor Cruz jersey. Cruz was touched by the story and will now carry the memory of Jack with him on the field. Cruz will wear the name of Jack Pinto on his cleats and gloves when the Giants take on the Falcons today. Cruz's cleats will read "Jack Pinto, my hero" and "RIP Jack Pinto." His gloves read "Jack Pinto this one is 4 u." It is very touching to see the athletes around the league coming together to show their support for the families of this unspeakable tragedy.

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December 16, 2012  08:44 PM ET

Saw the shoes, I applaud.

December 16, 2012  08:58 PM ET

Just hope the NFL rules committee doesn't fine those who wrote names of the victims on their uniforms without the NFL's consent.. thats the way the NFL operates

December 16, 2012  09:05 PM ET

Why do these guy make it hard to dislike them ?

December 16, 2012  09:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Just hope the NFL rules committee doesn't fine those who wrote names of the victims on their uniforms without the NFL's consent.. thats the way the NFL operates

Thinking Ray Guy?

December 16, 2012  11:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Just hope the NFL rules committee doesn't fine those who wrote names of the victims on their uniforms without the NFL's consent.. thats the way the NFL operates

I think they'll let these ones slip by...LOL

December 17, 2012  04:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Just hope the NFL rules committee doesn't fine those who wrote names of the victims on their uniforms without the NFL's consent.. thats the way the NFL operates

I think they'll get a pass for this.

As the mother of 2 daughters in elementary school, I can't stop crying over this horrific story, and applaud the players and teams for their tributes.

December 17, 2012  06:01 AM ET

Classy man right there. But dammit. I dunno why, but every time I read a story like this, I keep getting stuff in my eyes....

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December 17, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Cruz is a Good Guy, God Bless The Victims and their Families, The People of Newtown, and America!!!

December 17, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think they'll get a pass for this. As the mother of 2 daughters in elementary school, I can't stop crying over this horrific story, and applaud the players and teams for their tributes.

Give 'em a hug.

December 17, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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Give 'em a hug.

Every day.

December 17, 2012  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think they'll let these ones slip by...LOL

You'd think by now the NFL front office would have hired a "moderator" to tell them when they're being d-baggish, because clearly they have no idea. But yeah, you're right, even Goodell isn't this clueless. (And I say that with a full 25% confidence rating.)

December 17, 2012  01:39 PM ET

Da Giant Defense Showed up in New Orleans!!! Who were the guys that showed up in Atlanta, Good for Matt Ryan, it speaks volumes!!!

December 17, 2012  03:49 PM ET
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Cruz is a Good Guy, God Bless The Victims and their Families, The People of Newtown, and America!!!

Ditto to that.

 
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