Tuesday marks 10 years since Pat Tillman's death

Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman celebrates after tackling New Orleans Saints running back Lamar Smith for a loss in the third quarter in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday Dec. 20, 1998. The Cardinals won 19-17. (AP Photo/Roy Dabner)
April 21, 2014 12:40:30 PM PDT
Tuesday marks 10 years since the death of Pat Tillman, the former NFL player from San Jose who left football to join the military.

Eight months after the September 11 attacks, Tillman left the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army. The 27-year-old was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.

It's still not clear who shot him, except that it was likely by one of three army rangers. And, for the first time, one of those rangers is speaking about what happened that day.

Steven Elliott tells ESPN he can't shake the fact that it might be his fault. He's apologizing to the Tillman family, but says saying sorry feels inadequate.


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