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The NFL had a terrible off-season when it came to public relations.
Between murder charges, DUI’s, and a ton of thuggery, there was a ton of bad press for NFL players. We can now bring you some positive news.
David Hood of TigerNet.com is reporting that Titans linebacker Jonathan Willard helped save a woman, her three children and their dog from a car fire while driving to report for camp on Tuesday.
Willard reportedly was driving along Interstate 40 in Tennessee when he noticed a car driving along the road with black smoke spewing from and engulfing from the vehicle.
Willard flagged the car down and had the woman driving the car pull it over to the side of the road.
The car quickly became engulfed in flames at that point.
“When she pulled over, the car was really on fire at that point,” Willard said. “The driver, she acted like she was in some kind of daze or something. She told me that she didn’t stop because she didn’t think it was her car that was on fire. Another guy stopped, and we managed to get the kids and the dog out and get them to safety, and then I finally got the woman out.”
Willard went undrafted and signed with the Titans after a career at Clemson.
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