Throughout the month of October, NFL players have been wearing pink items as a show of support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink sleeves, cleats, gloves, etc.
And in addition to the color theme, many players have gone out of their way to raise awareness.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has pledged to donate $10,000 to breast cancer research for every touchdown he scores during October. Meanwhile, Fitzgerald's teammate, Nick Eason, took matters into his own hands.
The Cardinals' defensive end lost his mother, Iris Wilcox, to breast cancer in August. And to show his support for breast cancer awareness, Eason recently went to a Minneapolis mall and destroyed a car that had the words "breast cancer" written on it. While dozens of shoppers watched in amazement, the 6-foot-3, 300 pound Eason repeatedly took a sledgehammer to the automobile.
With his mother's passing coming just weeks before the 2012 campaign began, Eason is playing this season with a heavy heart. And under extremely difficult circumstances, Eason has spoken earnestly about his pain and his resolve to fight the disease.
"I’d wear pink even if my mom didn’t have breast cancer," Eason told FOXSports.com. "Any time anyone dies from a terminal illness, it’s a battle for them, a battle for that person and their caretaker."
(H/T to Yardbarker)