Saints receiver Kenny Stills adding to tool set in second NFL season _lowres

Associated Press photo by MIKE McCARN -- New Orleans Saints receiver Kenny Stills (84) runs past the Carolina Panthers' James Dockery (31) after a catch in the second half of their Oct. 30 game in Charlotte, N.C.

Reporters and athletes sometimes clash, but on occasion they support each other in times of need — as Saints receiver Kenny Stills showed recently.

After ESPN reporter Shelley Smith revealed in October that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, Stills mailed her a shirt reading, “Save 2nd base.” The words are in white and cast against a pink backdrop (colors favored by breast cancer awareness advocates), and they appeared atop a photograph of a woman’s chest.

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