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Drew, Brittany Brees to give $1 million for Hurricane Sandy relief

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
Brees and his family will be seen on CBS on Friday at 10 p.m. ET. (CBS News)

Ever since Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeast, we've seen some awfully generous gestures from those in the NFL. Multiple teams have made sizable donations to charities providing relief, and the NFL and the NFLPA teamed up to pledge $1 million for help.

And while some players have gotten involved (including Packers cornerback Charles Woodson giving $100,000), Saints quarterback Drew Brees will take it to a huge level on Friday at 10 p.m. ET.

That's when Brees and his wife Brittany will appear on CBS News' “Person to Person” special and commit $1 million to Sandy relief efforts.

"We want to be able to give back what's been given to us," Brees told co-hosts Charlie Rose and Lara Logan during the interview.

During the special, the couple -- whose foundation, the Brees Dream Foundation, also will give $2 million before the Super Bowl in New Orleans -- gives a tour of their New Orleans home and introduces the cameras to their children.

Brees also discusses the Bountygate controversy.

“We try to remain as positive as possible and really think about the season and the team and winning, because I know that's what [Sean Payton] would want us to do," Brees said.

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