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Chicago Bears star cornerback Charles Tillman might miss Sunday's game against the Houston Texans because of the pending birth of his daughter.
Tillman told Chicago radio station WSCR-AM that he might not be available because his wife, Jackie, is due to give birth to a girl - the couple's fourth child. Their daughter, Tiana, needed a heart transplant a few months after she was born in 2008.
''The wife is due any day, so hopefully this baby can stay in until after the game on Sunday,'' Tillman said. ''I hope she stays in - I'm having another girl. Monday, for sure, but if she comes Sunday, I think I'm going to have to be at the hospital Sunday. So, I hope she stays in until after Sunday.''
Asked on a conference call with Houston reporters about Tillman possibly missing the game, coach Lovie Smith said, ''Not concerned at all. Things happen in life. Whatever we're faced with, we'll deal with.''
Tillman is making a case for defensive player of the year, and he forced four fumbles last Sunday at Tennessee. His teammates on the NFC North leaders expressed their support for him before practice on Wednesday. Tillman was not available for comment.
''You take on the character of your leader,'' receiver Brandon Marshall said. ''Coach Smith since Day 1 in my own personal business, he's always preached family first. Whether I had to go out of town in OTAs to visit a family member or do something with family, it's no argument. It's take care of your family.
''We understand how things are run around here. This is a special group. Coach Smith is a special guy, definitely in how he runs things, and like I said you take on the character of your leader. That's what he preaches - family comes first.''
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Chicago Bears star cornerback Charles Tillman says on Twitter that he will play Sunday against the Houston Texans, after all.
Tillman's status had been up in the air after he told Chicago radio station WSCR-AM that he might not be available because his wife, Jackie, is due to give birth.
But in a message to ESPN Radio's ''Mike & Mike In The Morning''...
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The wife of Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is expecting another girl on Monday, allowing Tillman to play Sunday night against the Houston Texans. Tillman tweeted this news Thursday to the account of ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike In The Morning": "god, family, football... Baby is coming Monday don't worry I'll be there Sunday." He created...
There are some moments in a man’s life that are cherished.
Believe it or not, however, some might say that playing the Houston Texans in Week 10 of the NFL schedule is not one of those moments, at least not compared to say, seeing the birth of a child.
With that obviously in mind, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has already said that if his wife goes into labor this weekend, Tillman...
It was reported earlier in the week that Bears CB Charles Tillman could sit out of Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans because he and his wife are expecting a new addition to their family.
“Hopefully this baby can stay in until after the game on Sunday,” said Tillman, via CBS Chicago. “I hope she stays in — I’m having another girl. Monday, for sure, but if she...
Charles Tillman said that if his wife goes into labor Sunday, he won't play in the Chicago Bears game against Houston. You know what that makes him? Good. Very, very good. I'd give the idea one Facebook-like right now. Thumbs up.
Mike Florio, of NBC and Pro Football Talk wouldn't. He said that football players should plan their "nine-month family expansion activities...
Reports say that Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman may miss this weeks potential Super Bowl preview with the Houston Texas this Sunday due to the pending birth of he and his wife’s 4th child. For some reason this is a source of controversy but here are some quotes from Tillman himself: “The wife is due The post Charles Tillman May Miss Texans Game Sunday appeared first on No Coast Bias.
Even with his daughter due any day now, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is expected to play this weekend, meaning Chicago's defense will be at full strength against the Houston Texans.
Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has quietly been a star since he came into the NFL in 2003.
He finally got his recognition last season when he was voted to the Pro Bowl. He racked up a career high 99 tackles, while adding three interceptions and four forced fumbles in 2011.
The guy can just flat out play football and the Bears new that when they selected him in the second...
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Quite an impressive RGIII cake, courtesy Rachel Thebault, the author of “Sweet Chic”. Not sure why someone went to a New York-based confectioner for an RGIII cake, but you can’t argue with the results. It’s a tad bit better than the one somebody made of him during his college days.
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