New York Giants WR Victor Cruz to visit family of Newtown victim

USA TODAY Sports

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz paid tribute to slain six-year-old Jack Pinto on Sunday and plans on visiting the boy's family in Newtown.

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz plans on visiting the family of Jack Pinto, one of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday. Cruz will present the family with used cleats and gloves from Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Cruz was Pinto's favorite player, and the wide receiver decided to use his equipment to pay tribute to the slain six-year-old after speaking with the grief stricken family on Saturday night. Cruz wrote "R.I.P. Jack Pinto" on one of his cleats and Jack's name along with "My Hero" on the other one. He wrote "This one is 4 u!" on one of his gloves.

Pinto's parents told Cruz that they planned on burying Jack in Cruz's No. 80 Giants jersey, which means a lot to the wide receiver (via ESPN New York)

"I told them I was honored," Cruz said. "I couldn't even express to them how great that made me feel, and how big of an honor that is."

Cruz also said he plans on helping the Pinto family in any way possible as they attempt to recover from their terrible tragedy.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.