Charles Tillman officially retires from NFL… but the best is yet to come

In a style all his own, Charles “Peanut” Tillman retired from the NFL Monday. I know this: Charles had an elite career, playing a dozen years for the Chicago Bears and establishing himself as the storied franchise’s greatest cornerback by consistently rising to the occasion against other-worldly receivers such as ..Continue Reading

How does Charles Tillman feel about not playing in Super Bowl 50?

Throughout his illustrious NFL career, Charles Tillman racked up accomplishments that exceeded his own expectations: a pair of Pro Bowl appearances, an All-Pro selection and the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. All that was left was a Super Bowl ring. Charles fell just short of that precious ..Continue Reading

What we can learn from Charles Tillman about racial profiling

  My 8-year-old son loves football, and we often play as a family in our living room. He knows he cannot physically overtake me, but he somehow thinks he can overwhelm my wife, who is 5 foot 3. “Someday, son,” she says. “But not today.” No one, in fact, would ..Continue Reading

Raffle provides chance to help kids and win Super Bowl tickets

Most people know Charles Tillman because he had a long and illustrious 12-year run with the Chicago Bears. But not as many people know he’s from Chicago. When The Middle School Rules of Charles “Peanut” Tillman came out in late 2015, Charles expressed his anger and disappointment about the violence ..Continue Reading

Reaction to knee injury, including by Charles Tillman himself, reflective of his reputation

Injuries are inevitable in the NFL. But the third-quarter knee injury Charles Tillman suffered had many people anxious. Durable for most of his career, Charles was only able to play in 10 games in 2013 and 2014 because of injuries. Besides, he’d already been playing through a partially torn ACL ..Continue Reading