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Harris headed to Afghanistan to meet troops

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Tommie Harris is taking his act global.

The defensive tackle is headed to Afghanistan to interact with U.S. troops as part of an NFL-USO tradition that is now four decades old.

Harris heads overseas with San Diego Chargers defensive end Luis Castillo, the Northwestern product, and Carolina Panthers defensive end Mike Rucker. Castillo will maintain a diary for

Also joining the players will be veteran Sports Illustrated football writer Peter King, who can probably chronicle Harris’ take on contract negotiations with the Bears.

The players will visit military bases throughout the Persian Gulf for a week.

Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije and former teammate Chris Harris have traveled abroad to see troops before.

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Good for you Tommie. Nice to see a class act caring about something other than money. Way to go supporting our troops. Somebody give this guy a raise.

I second that!

Tommie is the bomb, I hope he has a killer upcoming season

thanks Tommie!

It's a shame that this guy is doing something very very classy and not too many people want to praise him. If he crashed his 700 thousand dollar car on the Kennedy, sent bad texts to his out of wedlock child's mother or came out and said he wanted to "get paid",we'd have a whole bunch of people on the boards eating this guy alive. I've said before that fans do not care about when guys do good thing but love it when guys mess up. Then they are so quick to call players thugs like that's all that is out there. Thank You Tommy for caring and I wish more people cared about the good guys.

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