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Miami Dolphins link up with charity to rebuild veterans house

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The Miami Dolphins are in need of some good PR at the moment and it seems as though they have got it after some of their players lent a helping hand to a local elderly man who needed some help around the house.

The Dolphins were rocked by allegations of racism and bullying levelled at guard Richie Incognito following Jonathan Martin's departure from the franchise last month.

With Incognito suspended pending an investigation the Dolphins have gone into damage limitation mode and sent players to help out former air force veteran Eddie Smith and his wife Virginia to fix their leaky roof.

Working with local charity "Rebuilding Together", the Dolphins sent defensive back Brent Grimes to help out the 67-year-old, who has lived in his Fort Lauderdale home for 37-years.

"That's like a miracle to us," Mr Smith said.

His wife added: "We need each other, so it's very important for us to get involved helping one another."

Grimes has happy to helped out a deserving local-resident, joking: "You don't become the top five painter in all the land not paying attention to detail."

The Dolphins are currently 6-6 and sit behind the New England Patriots in the AFC East after they beat the New York Jets last Sunday.

Meanwhile Incognito could return to the Dolphins before the end of the season.

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