publication date: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 (part of Round XXXI)

category: Military

clue: Football players aren't supposed to tackle their own teammates, and if they do, the NFL isn't supposed to deny that it happened.

explanation: Tillman was an NFL football player who joined the Army and was killed in Afghanistan in an incident that was later revealed to be friendly fire covered up by his officers. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Lori Lancaster, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Shawn Brandt, Wendy Hampson, Greg Bair, Adrianne Rodgers, Justin Hampson, Jason Evans, Sam Boyarsky, Vance Tucker, and Jessica Powers


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