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CJ called Jack McDonnell, the 11-year old brother of 6-year old Grace who was killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy, on Tuesday after someone from the McDonnell family reached out to the team.
These stories with Chris Johnson and the Sandy Hook victims just keep getting better. Jim Wyatt reports that a friend of one of the victims reached out to the Titans after seeing CJ's shoes on Monday Night Football. Johnson called the 11-year old brother of one of the first grade victims on Tuesday and plans to send him an autographed jersey according to Wyatt.
The Jets vs. Titans match-up on Monday Night Football was widely mocked nationally because of how poorly the two teams have played, but CJ used the stage to do something really, really awesome. I commend him for that.
Wyatt's article also mentioned that CJ became the father of twins earlier this season. That is one of the reasons this tragedy hit so close to home for him. Here is what he told Wyatt:
"I don’t care who you are. Any time you have kids, you think about that situation," Johnson said. "It’s really tough. It just shows you how blessed you are to see your kids every day."
I think it is safe to say that all of us who have children feel the exact same way.