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East Texas football star speaking out against domestic violence

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A Tyler non-profit agency is getting some help to promote its message from a man you probably watched in a pretty big game earlier this month.

Cody Glenn plays linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, and is a native East Texan, raised in Rusk. His grandmother and aunt both died because of domestic violence. Now, he is joining with the group Sisters in Christ to help victims realize that they will only hurt themselves if they do not bring the problem out in the open.

"A lot of women that let it happen, they're embarrassed of it," said Glenn. "They know they shouldn't be in the relationship they're in, but they stay in it for other reasons. A lot of times they're embarrassed, and they won't say anything to their families, so it goes on until it gets worse and worse."

Glenn says victims need to remember that they do not have to put up with the abuse, and that there are plenty of people who are willing to help.

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