By Lena Blietz
An estimated 75 people, many in Bears and Panthers jerseys, showed up to a Skokie Walmart at 4 p.m. on a Tuesday to see former Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman. The current Carolina Panther returned to Chicago to greet fans and sign copies of his new children’s book.
The Middle School Rules of Charles “Peanut” Tillman by Sean Jensen was released two days earlier, on Nov. 1.
The book addresses Tillman’s early life and is the second in Jensen’s series, which tells stories of positive role models for children.
Jensen, a former Bears beat reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, said the next book in his series will feature a female athlete.
Tillman said the project allowed him to share his experiences with his own children, as well as other kids.