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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