DOWNTOWN — A Chicago Bears player saved a man who was choking on Sunday.
Linebacker Jerrell Freeman tweeted that he was at the Austin airport when he saw a man choking and used the Heimlich maneuver to save him.
“CRAZY!!” the Bears player tweeted. “WOW Mom would be proud.”
Freeman told the Chicago Tribune he was at the airport’s food court when he a saw man behaving oddly. A woman tried to give the man the Heimlich but wasn’t successful, so Freeman helped the man.
“I’ve never done the Heimlich before,” Freeman told the Tribune. “I don’t think I’ve had any training or anything. My mom’s a nurse and she had talked about it. So I just did what I heard you should do. I guess it worked.”
Afterward, Freeman took a photo of himself smiling with the man he’d saved and returned to eating.
Freeman, a Texas native, started playing with the Bears in 2016. Training camp for the team begins this week in suburban Bourbonnais.
CRAZY!! Just saved my guy Marcus Ryan’s life by using the Heimlich maneuver in the middle of the Austin airport! WOW Mom would be proud haha pic.twitter.com/yzgGw967iO
— Jerrell Freeman (@JerrellFreeman) July 23, 2017