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New Orleans Saints safety and Greenwood native D.J. Swearinger, left, and his father react to a shot during Swearinger’s charity golf event at Greenwood Country Club in 2020.

New Orleans Saints safety and Greenwood native D.J. Swearinger posted Tuesday on Instagram that he bought the Seaboard Avenue Recreation Center.

Swearinger wrote in his Instagram post: “First I would like to thank Mrs. Darlene Saxton for allowing me to buy the rec back. It’s been 14 years since my city closed down our neighborhood rec & Now I will be opening the rec back up in 2021 but it will be named the #SwearingerCenter”

Josh Norman, a Buffalo Bills safety and Greenwood High School teammate of Swearinger, also soon will open the Josh Norman Teen Center on the site of the old Brewer Middle School.

Contact sports writer Skylar Rolstad at 864-223-1813 or follow him on Twitter @SkyRolSports.