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NFL to use pink penalty flags for Dolphins-Jets game

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The NFL is going to use pink penalty flags at MetLife Stadium during Sunday's Dolphins-Jets game after an 11-year-old New Jersey boy wrote a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Dante Cano, a fifth-grade student from Marlboro's Asher Holmes Elementary School wrote:

"My name is Dante Cano. I am 11 years old and I am from Marlboro, New Jersey. I wanted to know if you could use my idea of pink penalty flags in October for breast cancer awareness.  Please write back."

The NFL says Goodell invited Cano and his family to MetLife Stadium where they will present the pink penalty flags to the officials prior to the game.

"Dante had a great idea and I am looking forward to meeting with him on Sunday to put it into action," Commissioner Goodell said in a statement. "Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the best. I applaud Dante for sending in his recommendation."

Players, officials and coaches have been sporting pink clothing at games during October as part of the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness month.


http://www.nfl.com/pink

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