WESTWOOD, Mass. -- New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler participated in a basketball game at Westwood High School with six other teammates Wednesday night, and his presence -- as well as multiple slam dunks -- provided some notable highlights.
The Patriots' "all-star team" posted a 64-58 victory over a Westwood squad made up of administrators, students and other area residents, using a late surge to pull away in the final minutes.
Butler was joined by running backs LeGarrette Blount and James White, receivers Chris Harper and DeAndre Carter, defensive end Trey Flowers and offensive guard Jonathan Cooper. During pregame introductions, Butler was announced last and drew the loudest ovation. At halftime, players signed autographs and Butler's line stretched across the gymnasium.
The night came to an end when Carter, with the clock winding down, threw the ball off the backboard and Harper gathered it in with an authoritative jam.
Butler stayed afterward and posed for pictures with spectators.
Proceeds from the event benefited the Westwood Boosters Club.