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Victor Cruz Visits Family of Young Newtown Victim

Jack Pinto, 6, was a fan of the Giants wide receiver and was buried in a replica Cruz jersey.



    Cruz on Honoring Victim: "I Was Fighting Back Tears"

    Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz talks about how he honored 6-year-old Jack Pinto, one of the 20 children killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting rampage, during Sunday's game. Cruz wrote in marker on his shoe that Pinto was his hero, and dedicated the game to the slain boy. (Published Monday, Dec. 17, 2012)

    New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey.

    Jack Pinto was among 20 children shot to death Friday in Newtown. Several elementary school-age children played touch football in the front yard of his family's home Tuesday. Many wore Giants jerseys or Newtown football or wrestling shirts as they laughed, smiled and hugged.

    The children and their families left after several hours. Kids carried autographed Giants footballs and jerseys.

    About 45 minutes later, Cruz left the home in an SUV and an escort of five police cruisers, sirens blaring. He later tweeted that he has "much love to the entire Pinto family. Great people with huge hearts."

    Jack Pinto, 6, Remembered

    [NY] Jack Pinto, 6, Remembered
    The crowd for 6-year-old Jack Pinto's funeral was so large, the building couldn't fit everyone who wanted to pay their respects to the little boy who loved football and the Giants' Victor Cruz. Brian Thompson reports.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 17, 2012)

    Several people leaving the home confirmed Cruz was there.