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DeAngelo Hall, Fred Smoot and Chris Horton will be on the West Lawn of the Capitol Hill on Thursday morning, but the defensive backs won’t be testifying about defending Terrell Owens and Larry Fitzgerald.

They’ll join Falcons owner Arthur Blank — he and Hall have patched things up since the cornerback’s unhappy exit from Atlanta a year ago — Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, three Congressmen and an obesity expert as well as representatives from the American Heart Association and National Association for Sport and Physical Education to campaign for passage of the FIT Kids Act, which will be re-introduced that day.

Hall and Smoot will then lead about 100 area children in a series of fitness activities as part of NFL PLAY 60, which encourages kids to get 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

The Fitness Integrated with Teaching (FIT) Kids Act calls for quality physical education for all public school students through grade 12 and ensure they receive important health and nutritional information.

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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