Former Saints tight end Benjamin Watson was always one of the most socially active players in the NFL, and a two-time finalist for the league’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award.
Now, the recently retired tight end is trying to help rebuild three Louisiana churches.
Via Rod Walker of the New Orleans Advocate, Watson said he reached out to the pastors of the three churches to see what could be done.
“In speaking with these pastors I am in awe and inspired by their faith and courage, comforting their congregations and family members,” Watson said. “Through sadness and shock they spoke of forgiveness for the arsonist and grace for tomorrow. Most importantly, they spoke of being overwhelmed by support from people of goodwill and all religions from around the country. And they were humbled by what God has already done through this series of events.”
A 21-year-old man has been arrested for three counts of counts of simple arson of a religious building. The three…