NFL Update—August 27, 2014

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TITANS PARTICIPATE IN ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE IN HONOR OF FORMER PLAYER TIM SHAW

All football storylines took a back seat last Wednesday as the Titans’ organization accepted former Titans linebacker TIM SHAW’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Shaw, a two-time team captain who spent three years as a Titans linebacker and special teams ace from 2010-12, announced the day before on the team’s web site that he had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Doctors diagnosed Shaw in April of this year – a devastating verdict after he had been feeling weakness in his muscles since late in 2012.

“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to hear,” said Shaw. “Every thought runs through your mind, but as a man you have a choice. What are you going to do? Are you going to stand up and fight for your life, or are you going to accept what someone else tells you is reality? As staggering as that news was and as shocking is it was to hear, I made that choice to live life to the fullest.”

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