NFL to use Week 4 games to help Puerto Rico relief efforts

10:52 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 Sports
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The NFL will use Week 4 games and broadcasts to raise money and awareness for the Hurricane Maria relief effort in Puerto Rico, USA TODAY’S Lindsey Jones reported on Tuesday.

The announcement comes after President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday night that food and water were on the way to a devastated Puerto Rico and that the U.S. territories’ debts of “billions of dollars” to Wall Street “must be dealt with.”

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