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Posted: Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:01PM ; Updated: Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:01PM

NFL to use pink penalty flags for Dolphins-Jets

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The NFL has helped the cause during Breast Cancer Awareness month in recent years.
The NFL has helped the cause during Breast Cancer Awareness month in recent years.
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NEW YORK (AP) There will be more pink visible on the field during the Dolphins-Jets game this weekend.

The NFL announced Wednesday officials will be using pink penalty flags for Sunday's game after an 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, a fifth-grader from Marlboro, N.J., 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."

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