Charles Tillman (@peanuttillman) November 8, 2012
Tillman stirred things up the other day when he tweeted about the possibility of him missing the game to be with his wife as she goes into labor. It was a surprising reaction by the many, as Tillman was receiving criticism for the possibility of missing the game.
In the end, Tillman has his values in order and said the media was making too big an issue of the ordeal.
He has a son and two daughters, including Tiana, who was born with a form of cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart and its pumping system that required a heart transplant in 2008.
"At the end of the day, (family is) all you have," Tillman said. "This game is important to me, but after what we went through with my middle child (Tiana), to me football will always be second or third in my life. That was a great lesson learned to teach me that when I'm done playing football my family will still always be there for me."
Either way, the "controversy" is over as Tillman said he will suit up Sunday night and be with his wife on Monday for the delivery of his third daughter.Tags: Charles Tillman, Chicago, Chicago Bears, Football, Houston Texans, NFL