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Chris Johnson writes Conn. shooting victims' names on cleats

Posted: Updated: Dec 18, 2012 3:30 PM
Photo courtesy of the Tennessee Titans Photo courtesy of the Tennessee Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Titans' running back Chris Johnson honored the 26 victims of the recent elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut during Monday night's game.

Johnson wrote the names of the 20 students and six school employees who tragically lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School on his cleats.

"[It was] just something to try and give back and show tribute to those families, knowing how much they [are] hurting," Johnson said in an interview with CNN following the game.

The Titans had a moment of silence prior to kickoff to remember those who lost their lives.

Johnson said the cleats will be auctioned off for charity.

"Not for one minute do I want to make the whole shoe thing about me, it's for the victims and families. [I] just wanted to do something for them," Johnson said in a tweet.

The Titans beat the New York Jets 14-10 at LP Field.

Read more online at TitansOnline.com.

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