Posted on: July 14, 2010 6:35 pm
According to a report on the website of 620 WTMJ radio in Milwaukee, Packers CB Charles Woodson, along with 10 other people, had to escape a burning home early Saturday morning.
The fire occurred in a multi-million dollar home in Bay Harbor, Mich., about 4 a.m.
From the story:
According to my sources, Charles Woodson and his business partner, Rick Ruiz, were in the home and reportedly smelled smoke around 4 a.m., but couldn't find the source.
11 people were reportedly staying at the residence at the time the fire broke out, however, the night before, the owners had been entertaining nearly 150 people.
According to Chris Etienne, community relations director for Bay Harbor … the event was “a celebration for the family for a large gift and naming of the University of Michigan Women’s Hospital.”
No one was reported injured in the fire that apparently started in the attic.
Cheeseheadtv.com talked to Ruiz, who called Woodson a hero.
“I kind of just laid down, and Charles and I were just kind of hanging out there chatting about trying to figure out where that smell was coming from,” said Ruiz. “It wasn’t heavy at all in the beginning. It was just very light. I dozed off for a minute and Charles woke me up saying, ‘We gotta go. There’s a fire here.’”
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Posted on: July 1, 2010 11:55 am
Edited on: July 1, 2010 12:38 pm
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Posted on: June 23, 2010 3:19 pm
Edited on: June 23, 2010 3:39 pm
There is an article Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about how Charles Woodson has turned to boxing as part of his workout regimen. This is nothing unique; a lot of NFL players, including a handful of Woodson’s Packer teammates, have become offseason pugilists lately.
“Woodson, 33, has never been out of shape. But he admitted that at this time of year he has usually been at least 12 pounds over his playing weight of about 200. Then he uses training camp to get work in and weight down before the season starts.”
Throughout his career, Woodson has always done his own thing during the offseason. He rarely shows up at voluntary workouts and OTA’s. Often, players who stay away – especially veteran players like Fred Taylor, Troy Polamalu, Brian Waters and pretty much anyone who played at the University of Miami – claim they get a better workout on their own than with the team. When they show up at training camp, they’re in top shape.
But Woodson seems to go about things differently. He uses training camp as a time to round into shape. Coaches these days often claim this is an erroneous route to take (training camp is too late to catch up, they say). If offseason workouts are a black or white issue, how could you not side with Woodson? Not only has he had perhaps a Hall of Fame caliber career, he’s also gotten better with age.
Of course, not every player is Charles Woodson. Not every player is responsible enough to stay “near top shape” in the offseason and know how to flip the switch at just the right time. Not every player can skip practices nursing minor injuries during the regular season and still perform on Sundays. But clearly, Woodson is doing something right, and whatever he’s doing is unconventional in today’s NFL.
(P.S. It’d be unfair if we didn’t note that the thesis of Bedard’s article is that Woodson, for the first time, is in tip-top shape already, thanks to the boxing.)