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Newtown: The NFL Pauses To Remember

December 17, 2012



The National Football League played all of its games as scheduled Sunday, but before each game, there was a moment of silence for the victims of Friday’s school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. In Foxboro, Massachusetts, the NFL city closest to the tragedy, the New England Patriots altered their scoring celebration. Instead of men dressed as Revolutionary War figures shooting muskets, they saluted the American flag, which flew at half-staff. WDET's Pat Batcheller talked about the NFL's commemoration of the tragedy with Jason Smith of thegrio.com. Click the audio link above to hear the conversation.