EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is among nearly two dozen current and former NFL players appearing in a new series of public service announcements denouncing domestic violence and sexual assault.
Officials of the No More Project said Wednesday that the players will appear in video and print PSAs to shed light on the issues. Several had personal experiences with the issues, including Troy Vincent, an NFL executive whose mother is a survivor of domestic violence and Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay, whose mother was killed by an abusive partner.
Celebrities, athletes, corporate sponsors and others donated resources for the spots. The new video PSAs will premiere during “Thursday Night Football” this week when the San Diego Chargers play the Denver Broncos.
Jets offensive lineman D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Giants players Prince Amukamara and Mark Herzlich are also featured in the ad.
Previous spots from the group have aired more than 27,000 times nationwide since September 2013, in addition to being shown during the past 4 weeks of NFL game broadcasts.
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