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Martellus Bennett plays Pokemon with children in hospital

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NFL players do loads of different things on their days off when they don't have to train or watch game film on their next opponents. They do sponsorship deals, play golf, amongst several other things.

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett decided that he would give back to the local community while also keeping with some of the trends that have been sweeping the world across the summer.

It was something as well that brought many smiles to faces of people in hard times and less fortunate than you or me.


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Bennett decided earlier this month that he decided to go to the Boston Children’s Hospital dressed as Pikachu, which the Bleacher Report recorded in the video which you can watch further down in this article.

He decided to help the children that weren't allowed to go outside and play Pokemon Go by playing the game inside the hospital with soft toy Pokemon and Pokeballs. The children threw Pokeballs at the Pokemon, as well as at the tight end himself.

As to why he never went to the hospital in his jersey like players have done in the past, the Patriots player explained on his Twitter account that he wanted to promote literature, reading, creativity, imagination, and ideas, rather than football.

It's great to see players doing these kind of things and giving back to their local community during their own free time.

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