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McCann honored for 'It's All Me' involvement

Catcher committed to campaign's pledge against PED use
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LAKELAND, Fla. -- Tigers catcher James McCann was honored Friday by the Taylor Hooton Foundation for his involvement in the "It's All Me" campaign against appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs.

McCann is one of 33 members of the campaign's advisory board, which includes at least one member from 26 of the 30 Major League clubs. Each member takes a pledge to abide by anti-doping rules, respect the ideals of fair play and be a role model for other athletes, old and young. Each member is featured in a printed public service announcement and takes part in the foundation's educational activities in the local community.

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Tigers catcher James McCann was honored Friday by the Taylor Hooton Foundation for his involvement in the "It's All Me" campaign against appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs.

McCann is one of 33 members of the campaign's advisory board, which includes at least one member from 26 of the 30 Major League clubs. Each member takes a pledge to abide by anti-doping rules, respect the ideals of fair play and be a role model for other athletes, old and young. Each member is featured in a printed public service announcement and takes part in the foundation's educational activities in the local community.

Taylor Hooton Foundation President Donald Hooton Jr. and Tigers strength and conditioning coach Chris Walter presented McCann with a canvas print of the public service announcement before Friday's Tigers game against the Mets at Joker Marchant Stadium. McCann, Detroit's top pick in the 2011 Draft out of the University of Arkansas, is set to begin his fourth full season with the Tigers.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck's Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.

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