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NFL Awards Grants To Light, Bodden, Flutie Charities

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Patriots players Matt Light and Leigh Bodden were among the NFL players receiving up to $50,000 for their foundations from the NFL. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

Patriots players Matt Light and Leigh Bodden were among the NFL players receiving up to $50,000 for their foundations from the NFL. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has awarded $1 million in grants to the charities of nearly 90 current and former players.

The league said Tuesday that star quarterbacks Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers were among those receiving up to $50,000 for their foundations.

The Patriots Matt Light (The Light Foundation) and Leigh Bodden (The Leigh Bodden Foundation) were also included in the players receiving a donation.

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NFL Charities has given more than $17 million to player foundations over two decades, and that didn’t change with the
lockout this year.

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Other current and former players receiving grants include Nnamdi Asomugha, Derrick Brooks, Cris Collinsworth, Doug Flutie, David Garrard, Tony Gonzalez, Torry Holt, Jim Kelly, John Lynch, Anthony Munoz, Chad Pennington, Junior Seau, LaDainian Tomlinson, Mike Utley, Troy Vincent, Kurt Warner and Steve Young.

(TM and © Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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