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Giants, Jets, Pats to Honor Victims

All three area National Football League teams will wear decals in memory of those who were killed at the elementary school shooting.

Add the National Football League to the long list of organizations honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The New York Giants, New York Jets and New England Patriots will all wear special decals during their games this week in memory of those who lost their lives.

The Giants tweeted a photo of the decal they will wear on their helmet when they visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Also during the game, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz says he's going to wear the name of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jack Pinto, 6, on his cleats and and gloves. 

Pinto was a fan of Cruz and the player reached out to the family to express his sympathy.

The Jets play at Tennessee in a nationally televised Monday night game.

The Jets will wear circular decals that will display the initials S.H.E.S., according to a team statement.

Head Coach Rex Ryan spoke to the events in Newtown at a press conference today, saying "First off, obviously, with the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., our thoughts and prayers are with all the people impacted by that tragedy."

The Patriots, who are at home this week, will send up 26 flares individually as part of their pregame ceremony on Sunday night. The Pats will also have a special decal made.

Every National Football League game will hold a moment of silence.

Vetters December 16, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Excellent
Linda Woods December 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Reading this really upset me with the NFL. I can't believe that ONLY 3 teams are wearing decals in memory of SandyHook School. What difference does it make if you are on the East Coast or West Coast. I have so much respect for the Patriots, Giants and Jets for showing such a wonderful tribute to this very sad loss. And to the Patriots, who will be sending up 26 individual flares for those who lost their lives. Excellent tribute men !
Laz December 25, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Queen's Park Rangers, a top-tier professional soccer team in London wore black arm-bands out of respect for the events in Newtown. This is very unusual, and a significant symbol of the empathy felt world-wide. Dan Lasley (Newtown 88-96)

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