Tillman family: General lied

Updated: May 12, 2009, 7:04 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The parents of slain NFL star Pat Tillman say senators should scrutinize a general's role in mischaracterizing their son's death before putting him in charge of military operations in Afghanistan.

In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Pat Tillman Sr. accused Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal of helping falsify the homicide investigation.

Separately, Mary Tillman called it "imperative" that McChrystal's record be carefully considered before he is confirmed.


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