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  • September 25, 2013

NFL Characters Unite to Fight Bigotry

NBC SPORTS — Yes, the NFL season has ended. But there’s still plenty of football programming to be found, sometimes in unlikely places.

On Friday night, USA will air a documentary entitled NFL Characters Unite, which focuses on the efforts of four NFL figures who have endured personal challenges involving bigotry, abuse, and racism to improve the lives of four teenagers facing similar situations.

Steelers receiver Hines Ward, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, and former Buccaneers and Colts coach Tony Dungy participate. The youth whom Ward helps, Carlton Dennis, crafted a song that has been performing well on iTunes.