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Missed camp time was spent as his infant daughter awaited a heart transplant

Updated: August 29, 2008, 11:38 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Bears cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman recalled handing coach Lovie Smith a slip of paper with a doctor's excuse for missing offseason workouts.

"It said, 'To whom it may concern, Charles couldn't be at work because his daughter had to have a heart transplant,'" Tillman recalled.

Tillman has missed assorted training camp practices and offseason workouts, and revealed Friday at Children's Memorial Hospital that the reason for his absences was the plight of his infant ...

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