Last Thursday, Tony Gonzalez, star tight end of the Kansas City Chiefs was dining with his wife October and newly born daughter Malia at Capones restaurant in Huntington Beach. Across the room a man, Ken Hunter started to choke on his steak. When Gonzalez realized nobody was doing anything to help him, he jumped up and rushed over to the man and performed the Heimlich Maneuver. "I just did what my natural instincts told me to do, help someone in need". "I couldn’t just sit there and do nothing". "The man was in distress and he needed help quickly".
Hunter, a long time Charger Fan, said he will be "forever grateful to Tony and will now be rooting for him and his team in the upcoming season". "Me and my girlfriend couldn’t thank him enough, he saved my life".
Hunter just had just taken a second a bite of his Filet Mignon when he realized it wasn’t going down.
"It got stuck in my throat and I couldn’t breathe". "I tried to take a drink of water and then the water wouldn’t go down. "I knew I was in trouble".
A nurse dining in the establishment later commended him on his quick instincts.
Hall of Fame career. Stunningly (and I mean stunningly) beautiful wife. Millions of dollars. And now Tony Gonzalez saves a man's life. That's a heck of a life resume.
Joe Delaney would be proud, Tony.