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Dante Cano, 11, Convinces NFL to Use Pink Penalty Flags for Breast Cancer Awareness

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The NFL has obviously dedicated itself as much as humanly possible to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone who has watched games throughout October and seen the field blanketed with all pink everything can attest to this.

On Sunday, though, the league will take it one step further. Yes, apparently it is possible to take it one step further. When the Miami Dolphins take on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium this week, the league will use brand new pink penalty flags. And it's all because of one admittedly heartwarming letter sent by an 11-year-old boy from New Jersey

"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," Cano wrote in his letter (via Yahoo! Sports).

The Commish was so taken aback by Cano’s efforts that he couldn’t help but say yes. (Maybe Cano should have been the Bountygate arbitrator?)

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

Cano and his family will be on hand to present the new pink flags to officials personally. Afterward, the Jets will try to sign him as a backup quarter that they can play at wide receiver.

(Kudos Yahoo! Sports)

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