Pat Tillman

The label "hero" is tossed around rather too often. However, in this case, it is a proper word to describe Pat Tillman. He died in Afghanistan as his Ranger unit got into a firefight. He was an NFL player who had a contract offer in the millions of dollars. But because of 9/11, he decided to serve in the US Army Rangers.

Remarks about the news within the context of the NFL can be found here.