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Friday, November 21, 2014

Chris Johnson writes names of Newtown victims on his cleats (Picture)

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Chris Johnson was touched by the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, and he is doing what he can to remember and honor the victims.

The Tennessee Titans running back wrote the names of the mass shooting victims on his cleats for Monday night’s game against the New York Jets.

“It’s just such a sad, sad situation. I wanted those people to know that we’re thinking about them,” Johnson told ESPN’s Lisa Salters. “I’m a parent, and my heart just goes out to them.”

Johnson is following athletes like Kevin Durant and LeBron James who had similar tributes over the weekend. We admire the gestures by all of them.

In addition to the tributes, it’s just as important for these players and others to advocate for ways to avoid such massacres. We need to be talking about increased gun control and ways to handle mentally ill people who present a danger to society so that this doesn’t happen again.

Photo via Chris Johnson/Twitter


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