A Bears player is being hailed a hero for saving a choking man.
FOX's Matt Napolitano reports:
Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman was stopping for a bite to eat at a restaurant in Austin-Bergstrom airport in Texas when he realized a fellow patron was choking on brisket, leading him to perform the Heimlich maneuver on the man.
In a video posted to the Chicago Bears Twitter page, Freeman reveals where he learned to perform the Heimlich...
(Freeman) "Mom's a nurse, so of course you hear about it... I know back in elementary school we were doing something with it."
That man, Marcus Ryan, would end up being okay. In fact, sharing a meal with Freeman...
(Freeman) "After he went and cleaned up and everything, I guess he went back and looked at the plate of brisket and was like 'yeah I'm gonna have to finish this.'"
Matt Napolitano, FOX News.
-- Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) July 24, 2017
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