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Los Angeles football league honors Sandy Hook victims

By Keith Johnson Fri, 12/13/2013 - 2:58pm

As the nation reflects on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting tragedy, a Los Angeles Pop Warner football program held a game to honor Jack Pinto and the rest of the victims.

Jack was 6-year-old boy, who along with 25 others, was shot and killed that day in Newtown, Conn. A New York Giants fan, Jack was honored at the time by Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who wrote “RIP Jack” on his cleats.

Jack was a sweet, loving, active boy who enjoyed playing all kinds of sports but most of all loved having fun and being with other kids.

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Arrington to kids: Do it the right way

By Joe Frollo Tue, 12/10/2013 - 9:51am

LaVar Arrington may have retired from football, but he hasn’t left the sport.

A former NFL linebacker with the Washington Redskins and New York Giants, Arringotn continues to live in the D.C. metropolitan area, Arrington remains a part of the game through a radio talk show.

He also is a member of the Heads Up Football Advisory Committee, working with young athletes just starting out in the sport he loves.

As a mentor to the 2.8 million youth football players across the nation, he has some simple advice for the kids who play football:

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Football team rallies around 6-year-old bullied boy

By Joe Frollo Mon, 11/25/2013 - 3:18pm

Danny Keefe doesn’t always look like other kids his age.

The 6-year-old Massachusetts boy likes to wear suits and ties everywhere he goes, including school. He has childhood apraxia, a motor speech disorder in which his speech patterns are hard to understand.

This makes the kindergartener a target of bullies at school.

But to the Bridgewater Badgers peewee football team, Danny is their water boy and their buddy.

And the Badgers have his back.