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NFL plans moment of silence for victims of Paris attacks

Jerald Hawkins


With the NFL returning to action two days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the league office has asked the teams hosting games this weekend to hold a pre-game moment of silence prior to kickoff.

Via NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, Commissioner Roger Goodell has made the request that teams acknowledge the victims of the attacks and their families.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy notes that the moment of silence will be held before the National Anthem at each game.

It’s unknown whether other efforts will be undertaken to show support for the citizens of France. There likely will be French flags in the stands, and on the field, as at many college games on Saturday (including Arkansas-LSU). Players possibly will pay tribute to the victims with messages on their shoes, eye strips, or elsewhere -- and hopefully the league won’t issue fines if they do.