Family Matters

Although Tommie Harris is known for his moves on the football field, Saturday he stepped onto the basketball court to help his cousin for a good cause.

After being traded for Randy Moss during the off-season, Napoleon Harris will be lining up for the Minnesota Vikings. However, for one day his cousin Tommie Harris put that aside for a charity basketball game.

"It's a good cause," Tommie Harris said.

The game was part of a weekend setup by the Napoleon Harris Foundation, which raises money to serve the educational, health and social needs of those youth residing in inner-city communities.

There were several NFL stars on hand for the basketball game held at Napoleon's alma mater of Thornton High School in Harvey, Illinois. Terrell Owens, Daunte Culpepper and Antwaan Randle El were among those that participated in the event.

Tommie Harris said the knee he had scoped during the off-season is feeling good despite the fact that he sat out the second practice during the team's two-a-days in May's mini-camp.

As an emerging vocal leader Tommie Harris remains upbeat about the future of his play, the defense and the team's chances for success.

"I think if everyone stays healthy I think we can be one of the best defenses in the NFL," he said. "We're all young, we finally have a chance to click with each other. Two-a-days were looking good through mini-camp and now we're headed to training camp. I think the sky is the limit for us."


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