There’s been a flurry of “This is what’s going on with Fitz” the last few days as it pertains to, for lack of a better description, how Fitz “gets it” as an NFL superstar. First came Ashley Fox’s column the other day on who Fitz is compared to some of the other wideouts out there (It’s not the first time this subject has been explored, and won’t be the last). Then came a note in Sean Jensen’s article about the funeral for the wife of former Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris. Harris’ wife tragically died recently, and Fitz, who was part of the 2004 draft class along with Harris, took a break away from his vacation in South America to attend the funeral. No, Fitz isn’t a superhero, but Mike Sando is right, these are meaningful moments.
Fitz does those kinds of things. The news took me back to last year. My father passed away in the spring. A few days later, despite not being around — the players were gone, if you remember — a text from Fitz popped up on my phone out of the blue one day asking if I was OK and expressing his condolences. A few weeks later, he followed up with another text, just making sure I was doing well. It meant a lot.
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