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NFL To Get Award For Its Efforts To Prevent Suicides

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SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Junior Seau's #55 is retired by the San Diego Chargers before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium on September 16, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 16: Junior Seau’s #55 is retired by the San Diego Chargers before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium on September 16, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK — The NFL will be honored for its efforts to reduce suicides after the league launched NFL Life Line.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will give the NFL its Humanitarian Award on May 8. The award will be accepted by its player engagement vice president, former All-Pro defensive back Troy Vincent.

NFL Life Line is a website and crisis hotline number for former and current players, their family members, and all league and team employees. The website includes an anonymous and confidential self-check quiz and online chat that allows individuals to interact with trained professionals.

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