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NFL to use pink penalty flags after 11-year-old writes letter to Roger Goodell

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional football Updated: October 24, 2012 - 1:09 PM

This might be a little misdirection being run by the commish -- a little positive pub in a sea of negativity -- but it's kind of a cool little story nonetheless. The NFL will use pink flags during the Dolphins/Jets game as part of the league's already robust effort to raise breast cancer awareness. The genesis of the idea? A letter from an 11-year-old boy to Roger Goodell (below, via CBS Sports).

 

 

Also, via CBS SportsBonus: Dante gets to go to the game Sunday and present the flags to the officials before the game. "Dante had a great idea and I am looking forward to meeting with him on Sunday to put it into action," Goodell said in a statement released by the league. "Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the best. I applaud Dante for sending in his recommendation."

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