- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jeremy Shockey has come to the rescue of Panthers teammate Ben Hartsock by performing the Heimlich maneuver at the team’s cafeteria at Bank of America Stadium.

The incident occurred Monday afternoon after Hartsock began choking on a piece of meat. Hartsock says he signaled for help when he couldn’t breathe, and after one teammate was unable to perform the Heimlich, Shockey took over and succeeded.

Hartsock joked about the incident Tuesday, saying “we had to call in the reliever and that was Jeremy Shockey. Don’t let the tattoos fool you, he’s a good Samaritan. He knows how to administer the Heimlich.”

Shockey declined to discuss the incident.