(CBS) — Bears legend Richard Dent visited Odgen Park in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood Monday to bring hope to children who might turn to gangs.

He says he was moved by a Facebook video that appeared to show gang members holding a replica gun to the heads of other youth.

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Dent worked with community activist Andrew Holmes, who said squeezing a football is far better than squeezing a trigger.

The former Bears player offered T-shirts, caps and signed footballs for children who signed up to play football.

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