Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The NFL once again is bringing awareness to breast cancer by having players wear pink for games during the month of October.
It’s a common sight now – players in pink cleats, pink wrist bands and pink towels.
But for cornerback Jabari Greer, watching breast cancer survivors carry out a flag during pre-game brought it all together for him.
“When I was out there before the coin toss when they were singing the national anthem, I saw all the ladies, all the breast cancer survivors that brought out the flag, I looked at those ladies and every one of them looked like they could have been either my wife or my mom,” said Greer, who played in a pair of pink gloves and used a pink towel.
“It really hit home. I want to commend the NFL for doing what they’re doing for these women. I want to make sure that these people out there know it’s not a commercial play, a media ploy and that people are really affected by these things.”
He had a message for people:
“Make sure you hug your mom, hug your wife and just let them know you enjoy them,” Greer said. “This life is fragile.”