Saints’ Greer pleased NFL supporting breast cancer awareness

Saints’ Greer pleased NFL supporting breast cancer awareness

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Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Zach Miller, left, misses a pass in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Posted on October 2, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 2 at 9:44 PM

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.”

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