RB Maroney Playing Chess Today

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July 18, 2010 at 10:05am ET

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I mentioned this in today's headlines, but thought I'd make a separate post to point it out since so many people continually feel the need to say negative things about him.





RB Laurence Maroney (Photo: Icon/SMI)

Patriots runningback Laurence Maroney is doing something interesting today, he’s spending his Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Kiener Plaza in St. Louis downtown: challenging area children to quick-chess games.

According to the American Chronicle The Chess Club of St. Louis will set up four tables, and Maroney will play as many games as possible.

The event is part of Maroney's initiative to encourage St. Louis kids to spend time on positive activities. Everyone is reportedly invited, and there also will be live music.

Give the 25-year old runningback credit for spending his Sunday putting this together, it's definitely a pretty cool thing and definitely shouldn't go unnoticed.

With less than two weeks to go things also sound fairly positive in terms of his outlook football-wise. Most reports have said he's had a decent offseason, so hopefully we'll see good things from him on the field this year as well.

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