NFL, NFLPA donate $1 million for Hurricane Sandy relief

According to the Associated Press, the NFL and NFLPA have combined to donate $1 million to the  American Red Cross to assist in the recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.

Also, the league and its network broadcasters will run TV pregame and in-game messages to promote donations during this weekend’s games, beginning with Thursday night’s game on NFL Network between Kansas City and San Diego.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith announced the donations Thursday.

“This contribution on behalf of all 32 clubs and players throughout the league will help the American Red Cross assist people in need in the affected areas,” Goodell said. “We salute the dedication of those who have been working so hard on the rescue, relief and recovery effort.”

This is a very classy move by the both the NFL and NFLPA during a very difficult time for a portion of our country.