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Between Plaxico Burress' gun charge, Michael Vick being back in court, suspensions for Pro Bowl players, players getting held up at gunpoint and the horror of watching that Lions game on Thanksgiving, it's been a rough week for the NFL. That's why, on this Wednesday morning, we thought it'd be nice to take a break from all that to focus on NFL players who aren't in trouble and actually do good work for their communities.

In Tampa yesterday, Buccaneer RB Warrick Dunn and ex-Bucs Shelton Quarles and former Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams kicked off Habitat for Humanity's SuperBuild program, which will construct six houses for needy families prior to the Super Bowl. One house will be built entirely on Super Bowl Sunday, with four others to be built during the week leading up to the game, which will be played at Raymond James Stadium.

Volunteers and donations are still needed. If you're inclined to use that money you had planned to spend on a Plaxico jersey, check out the program's website.

By the way, to all those who complain about the over-saturation of Plaxico coverage, take note: This post will get half the attention it would have had it been about the Burress case. As the incessant Plax updates get lapped up by an eager public, it becomes apparent that NFL fans are just as interested in celebrity gossip as the average US Weekly reader.

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