Avril, Jean-Francois affected by Haiti earthquake, too

Colts receiver Pierre Garcon isn’t the only NFL player who has been affected by Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti.

According to Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News, Lions defensive end Cliff Avril said he doesn’t know the fate of five cousins who live in Haiti, and he hasn’t been able to get in touch with any of them.

Also, 49ers defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois is waiting to hear about the status of his grandmother and cousins who reside in the Haitian capital of Port-au Prince. 

Jean-Francois’ brother said that the city of 2 million has been flattened.

“In Haiti, everything is made out of cement,” Jean-Francois said, per Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.  “There are barely any houses left standing.”

Anyone wishing to make a $10 donation can text “HAITI” to 90999.  The funds will be given to the American Red Cross, and the charge automatically appear on your phone bill.

15 responses to “Avril, Jean-Francois affected by Haiti earthquake, too

  1. you wonder how much crap this nation is going to have to see… I know lanslides and hurricanes were a problem on top of everything political and economical, and now earthquakes on top of it…damn

  2. chill out allied, do you really care if you get credit for leaving a comment about it? holy crap.

  3. So is Lions RT Gosder Cherilus and Safety Louis Delmas all have Family in Haiti. Gosder was born there.

  4. Allied Biscuit says:
    January 13, 2010 3:33 PM
    that text and donate is a good idea
    Assuming the phone companies don’t take 2.99 out of it for fees.

  5. Thoughts & prayers to all those affected.
    Serious challenge to PFT Planet – if you are fan of football played the right way, send a text. Fans of 31 teams would quickly add up.
    If you’ve ever said “In Bill We Trust” you must text twice.

  6. just donated to doctorswithoutboarders. I wish them luck. The photos of everything look… disheartening.

  7. If the Lions ever want to stop being a third-world football team they should stop drafting players from third-world countries.

  8. to bad it happened but I won’t be donating.how much will the people who need it actualy see?there is to much corruption plus no telling how many billions the government will give to them that will never make it to the people in need.yea this makes me a cold hearless bastard but sorry what I said is true.not saying the red cross and the other people trying to help are not honest but you have to deal with a corrupt government to get any aid thru.not to mention the unruly mobs and militias who want thier cut.look what happened to all the aid that went to the tsunami victims and the money to rebuild new orelans.with all that was given you would think it would be rebuilt and better than ever now. not the case.

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