May 31, 2004

Former NFL player and recent victim of war Pat Tillman was probably killed by friendly fire, the Army announced on Saturday.

posted by Ufez Jones to football at 10:05 PM - 3 comments

I don't think this new revelation makes Tillman's death any more or less unfortunate than it already was. It does, however, put a damper on those who had sought to mythologize Tillman's story for their own political ends.

posted by molafson at 11:14 PM on May 31, 2004 announce news like this on Saturday of a long holiday weekend is a classic "let's bury this negative publicity" maneuver. Sadly ironic (if I'm using ironic correctly) that this news comes out on Memorial Day weekend.

posted by msacheson at 11:43 PM on May 31, 2004

Oh, this makes my heart hurt.

posted by Joey Michaels at 09:35 PM on June 01, 2004

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