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Darnell Dockett Joins Teammate’s Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising Campaign

Typically, one is rewarded for being a follower of Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett on Twitter with hilarious, sometimes politically incorrect, commentary (see here, here and here for a sampling). But one of his more recent tweets will hopefully raise a lot of awareness for what his teammate is doing by using Twitter as an agent to do good.

On Wednesday, Larry Fitzgerald announced that he will donate $0.10 to breast cancer research for every new follower he adds on Twitter during the month of October, which adds on to the already generous $1,000 for every reception and $10,000 for every touchdown catch he makes this month as well. As you can see, Dockett is in full support of his teammate’s movement, as he has pledged to follow suit and will donate $0.10 for every new follower Fitzgerald adds as well.

Fitzerald’s mother sadly died from complications related to breast cancer in 2003 when he was in college at Pittsburgh so this cause hits real close to home for the wide receiver. And for Dockett, the fact that Fitzgerald lost his mother at a young age is not lost on him, as his mother was tragically murdered when he was only 13-years-old.

So, I guess the least we all can do is take part in Fitzgerald’s campaign. All you have to do is follow him on Twitter. That’s about as easy as it gets.