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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Revis a surprise player in charity game

By Mike Reiss

WESTWOOD, Mass. -- New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was a surprise participant in a team-based charity basketball game on Wednesday night at Westwood (Mass.) High School.

It was Revis' debut performance, according to organizers, and the Patriots team which included Revis, cornerback Kyle Arrington, receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, and running backs Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden was victorious.

Thompkins was the leading scorer, but Revis (picture here) was the headliner. As part of the game, the action is stopped at halftime and fans come down from the stands to get autographs. Revis drew a mammoth crowd and was particularly kind to sign as many autographs as possible.

At the same time as the game in Westwood, a different Patriots squad was a bit further north in Burlington (Mass.) High for another charity hoop game. That squad included safeties Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon, receivers Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce, quarterback Ryan Mallett and defensive tackle Marcus Forston, according to one observer.

Dobson, who had surgery on a stress fracture on his left foot in February, did not play in the game but took part in a pre-game shootaround with his foot still in a protective boot, according to observers.