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Beyond the game

By Martellus Bennett - Washington Post - 2-3-19, 02/03/19, 7:15AM EST


We teach black boys sports are their only hope. What if we let them dream bigger?

About the Author:  

Martellus Bennett played in the NFL for ten years and won the 2017 Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. He’s the founder of the Imagination Agency and author of the forthcoming “Dear Black Boy.” 


As young black boys in Alief, Tex., my friends and I often spent afternoons imagining ourselves scoring the game-winning touchdown at the end of the Super Bowl. Each time we went through it, the final play would become more outlandish.