Night net null Redskins defensive linemen Terrance Knighton and Chris Baker grew up in Connecticut and have no apparent ties to Flint, Mich., but they wanted to do something to help the beleaguered city.Flint is in the midst of an environmental crisis, its water supply contaminated by lead. The federal government already has approved $5 million in emergency expenditures to help, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday night he would ask the state legislature to commit $28.5 million to help handle the situation. MORE: Walter Payton Night net Man of the Year finalists | PHOTOS: Night net players doing good But Knighton and the Redskins' defensive line decided to step up immediately and send 3,600 bottles of water to Catholic Charities in Flint for distribution locally. Dline just ordered 3600 bottles of @FIJIWater to @CCharitiesUSA in Flint, Michigan. Our Prayers are with that city and hope this can help.— Terrance Knighton (@MisterRoast98) January 20, 2016#FLINTMICHIGAN our prayers are with you🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 #CAPITALPUNISHMENT https://t.co/AV0TjbGCuQ— Chris Baker (@cbaker92redskin) January 20, 2016MORE: Seahawks' Thomas Rawls ready to help Flint When someone questioned Knighton on Twitter about why the players opted for what
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