NJ 5th-grader gets NFL to use pink penalty flags this weekend

There will be more pink visible on the field during the Dolphins-Jets game this weekend thanks to a fifth-grader from Marlboro.The NFL announced yesterday officials

MARLBORO - There will be more pink visible on the field during the Dolphins-Jets game this weekend thanks to a fifth-grader from Marlboro.

The NFL announced yesterday officials will be using pink penalty flags for Sunday's game after the 11-year-old wrote Commissioner Roger Goodell with the suggestion.

In support of breast cancer awareness, pink has been highly visible this month, from coaches' caps to players' wristbands and cleats, and even officials' whistles. Dante Cano then offered the idea of pink penalty flags.

The NFL agreed and invited Cano and his family to MetLife Stadium; they will present the penalty flags to the officials before the game.

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

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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