Heart of the matter

Bears' Tillman a leader on field and in push to publicize life-saving technology

Originally Published: October 28, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

One can imagine all kinds of activities Bears players took part in on their off day Tuesday.

Staying in bed with the shades drawn, covers over their heads is one. Perhaps a day-long massage to put them into a heightened state of relaxation. Or a mindless video game marathon.

Charles Tillman had other business to attend to, flying to Washington, D.C., with his wife Jackie.

Tillman called it his "little speech to Congress" but he obviously appreciated the gravity ...

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