Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman helped save a man from choking with the Hemlich maneuver.
Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman helped save a man from choking while at a restaurant in the Austin airport on Sunday afternoon, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Freeman noticed a man was choking and attempted the Heimlich maneuver twice.
“I grabbed him and tried to squeeze the life out of him,” Freeman explained to the Trib. “You’ve got to push in and up. So I did that and he started throwing up what he was choking on. I asked him if he was all right and he shook his head like ‘No!’”
“I grabbed him again and hit him again with it,” he added. “And when I put him down the second time, his eyes got big. He was like, ‘Oh, my god! I think you just saved my life, man!’ It was crazy.”
Freeman was on his way back to Bears training camp, which starts on Wednesday.
"You can’t get between a man and his brisket," Freeman said. "I get it.”
After the choking incident, the man went back to eating the rest of his brisket.