Pat Tillman was never one to back down from a challenge. Now, years after his death, the former NFL star and Army Ranger is taking on one last foe: the MPAA.

As reported by Deadline, The Weinstein Company issues a statement yesterday announcing their intention to fight the Motion Picture Association of America's decision to give their new documentary, 'The Tillman Story,' an R rating, which according to the MPAA was applied due to "excessive language."

Tillman, of course, became a national icon when he was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 after turning down a $3.6 million contract to remain with the Arizona Cardinals. 'The Tillman Story' tells the story of his family's efforts to uncover the truth about Tillman's death; though the military originally claimed that Tillman had been killed while braving "devastating enemy fire," and subsequently awarded him the Silver Star and a posthumous promotion, was was later revealed that Tillman had actually been killed by friendly fire, leading to charges by his family that the government had used Tillman's death as a propaganda tool.
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