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Former NFL Player Tillman Killed in Afghanistan

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Former NFL Player Tillman Killed in Afghanistan

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Former NFL Player Tillman Killed in Afghanistan

Former NFL Player Tillman Killed in Afghanistan

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U.S. officials report that Pat Tillman, a National Football League player who quit the sport to join the U.S. Army Rangers, has been killed in action in Afghanistan. Tillman, a safety for the Arizona Cardinals, turned down a three-year, $3.6 million deal from the team to enlist in the Army two years ago. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and NPR's Uri Berliner.