Justin Tuck headed to Alabama to assist in tornado relief

In the midst of the NFL’s lockout that has produced so many unsavory stories, here’s one to celebrate.

Justin Tuck, the veteran New York Giants defensive lineman, is headed to his home state of Alabama today to assist in some tornado relief work. It was a gripping situation for him as he explained to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News how one twister came within two blocks of where his younger sister Brittany, a student at Alabama, lives in Tuscaloosa.

Tuck’s hometown of Kellyton, Ala., was spared from the devastation, but he knows many people who are victims of the April 27 storms. So Tuck has gotten together with JP Moprgan Chase and World Vision, a Christian humanitarian group, and he’ll bring $275,000 in aid with him on the trip. Tuck used $25,000 from his R.U.S.H. for Literacy program to donate to World Vision for the relief efforts.

“I plan on doing just about everything I can when I'm down there,” Tuck said. “If that includes rebuilding homes or whatever it may be, I'm game for everything.”

Now, back to the regularly scheduled lockout news.

Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs

Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

Upcoming Games

Sep 23rd, 8:20 PM

Carolina -4.5 -110

Houston +4.5 -110

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Indianapolis +3 -115

Tennessee -3 -115

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

LA Chargers +7.5 -107

Kansas City -7.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Washington +7 -102

Buffalo -7 -102

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Chicago +8.5 -107

Cleveland -8.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Atlanta +2.5 -107

NY Giants -2.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati +6.5 -107

Pittsburgh -6.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Baltimore -7.5 -110

Detroit +7.5 -110

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

New Orleans +3 -110

New England -3 -110

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Arizona -6 -110

Jacksonville +6 -110

@

Sep 26th, 4:05 PM

Miami +1 -107

Las Vegas -1 -107

@

Sep 26th, 4:05 PM

NY Jets +7.5 -107

Denver -7.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 4:25 PM

Tampa Bay +2.5 -110

LA Rams -2.5 -110

@

Sep 26th, 4:25 PM

Seattle -2.5 -107

Minnesota +2.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 8:20 PM

Green Bay +3 -107

San Francisco -3 -107

@

Sep 27th, 8:15 PM

Philadelphia +3.5 -110

Dallas -3.5 -110

@

Sep 30th, 8:20 PM

Jacksonville +0.5 -116

Cincinnati -0.5 -116

@