Victor Cruz to honor victim of Sandy Hook shooting

  • By Gregg Rosenthal
  • Around The League editor
  • Updated: Dec. 16, 2012 at 12:19 p.m.

Sandy Hook Elementary School student Jack Pinto, a six-year-old victim of the shootings Newtown, Conn. shootings Friday, was a huge New York Giants fan. His favorite player was Victor Cruz. Cruz learned this news Saturday and reached out to Pinto's family.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Cruz will wear Pinto's name on his cleats and gloves Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.'s Kimberly Jones said Cruz also left the conversation with the family believing Jack Pinto will be buried in a Victor Cruz jersey.

Tom Coughlin spoke with Rachel Nichols Sunday morning and spoke that the players are "very, very much affected" by the Newtown tragedy like so much of the rest of the country. Newtown is roughly 60 miles north of New York City, an area that is made up mostly of Giants fans.

The Giants will be wearing decals on Sunday to honor the victims of the tragedy.

A decal or a name on a cleat feels like a small gesture in the face of such horror, but the Giants are like so much of the country. They just want to do something to help on a weekend of unimaginable sadness for families like the Pintos.