Talk about having a teammate’s back… Carolina Panthers Ben Hartsock said his teammate and fellow veteran tight end Jeremy Shockey saved his life when he chocked on a piece of pork tenderloin.
According to the National Football Post, “He started to go to the bathroom, and I don’t know if he collapsed, but he couldn’t breathe,” Hartsock’s agent Mike McCartney said. “Some new guy came and tried to give him the Heimlich. It didn’t work. Then, Shockey hit him in the back pretty hard and out came the meat. The Panthers told me it was really scary.”
“He said to me a little while ago, ‘I really hope this doesn’t get out, but if it does, it’s going to be a funny story.’ “