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Jets Players Rally Behind Michael Vick at Charity Event

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    Giants' linebacker Adrian Tracy, along with team buddy (and punter) Matt Dodge, revealed the real reason why he ditched music for sports in high school on the way to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation Gala after party at BLT Bar & Grill downtown Monday night. (Published Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010)

    New York Jets players rallied behind Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick last night, saying the embattled QB hasn't fumbled once since his return to the NFL. 

    “Mike's doing a great thing,” Jets Cornerback Antonio Cromartie told Niteside at the fashion fundraiser at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan Monday night. “He's ... letting everybody know what he did was wrong. He's a really supportive player. He has a second chance, and he's doing his job in Philly. ... You got to respect that.”

    Giants Players Reveal Their "Embarrassing" Pastime

    [NTSD] Giants Players Reveal Their "Embarrassing" Pastime
    Giants' linebacker Adrian Tracy, along with team buddy (and punter) Matt Dodge, revealed the real reason why he ditched music for sports in high school on the way to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation Gala after party at BLT Bar & Grill downtown Monday night. (Published Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010)

    Vick, who was jailed for nearly two years on charges stemming from running a dog fighting ring, has been visiting schools to talk about the immorality of the blood sport. He has also helped bring the Eagles to victory against the Giants and the Washington Redskins in a record-breaking win two weeks ago.

    “Honestly, I'm not surprised,” said Jets widereceiver Logan Payne of the Philly quarterback. “He's one of the best athletes ever in the world. He's an amazing player. And you know he did make some mistakes in the past, but he's going above and beyond to create awareness about dog fighting and he's doing a great job, on and off the field.”

    Akon Says He Experienced "Every Male's Fantasy" at Victoria's Secret Show

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    Fresh off performing on the runway with Victoria's Secret Angels at the lingerie line's annual fashion show in Manhattan, Top-40 hit-makerAkon told Niteside at the LAVO after party that he officially accepted the title of "ladies man." (Published Thursday, Nov 11, 2010)

    Both Payne and Cromartie joined teammates and loved ones to to strut down the cat walk at the Pierre Hotel for the fashion fundraiser "Jets Tear Up the Pierre." The sold-out event raised money for the Robin Hood Foundation and Jets offensive lineman Damien Woody and wife Nicole's charity, PROS. Featured designers were Sean Jean, Apple Bottoms, Akoo and Pelle Pelle.

    Mark Sanchez headlined the event as a co-chair but never showed as scheduled.

    Russell Crowe's On-Screen Son: "He's Just Like a Father"

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    Nine-year-old movie star Ty Simpkins told Niteside on the red carpet to "The Next Three Days" premiere at the Ziegfield theater Tuesday night what it was like to work with Russell Crowe and the pranks the pair would play on the props guy. The A-list actor plays Simpkin's father who tries to break his wife (played by Elizabeth Banks) out of prison. (Published Thursday, Nov 11, 2010)

    So do the Jets have a chance to win this season's Super Bowl?

    “Our biggest thing is just to play football the way we know how, and be aggressive on the defensive side and make plays on both sides of the ball,” said Cromartie. “But I definitely feel we can.”