Brian Urlacher was trending on social media Thursday (Credit: Jessica Onsurez Current-Argus-USA TODAY Sports)
Brian Urlacher was trending on social media Thursday (Credit: Jessica Onsurez Current-Argus-USA TODAY Sports)

Bears release statement in response to Brian Urlacher's controversial post


by - Senior Editor -

Chicago Bears Hall-of-Famer Brian Urlacher took a shot at the NBA boycott on his Instagram account on Thursday.

"Brett Favre played the MNF game the day his dad died, threw 4 TDs in the first half, and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity,” Urlacher's post said.

"NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police."

The post outraged many and even the Chicago Bears released a statement in response.

"The social media posts in no way reflect the values or opinions of the Chicago Bears organization."

Former Bears running back Matt Forte took to social media to call out Urlacher.

"The comment posted is void of empathy, compassion, wisdom and coherence," Forte posted. "But full of pride and ignorance! I pray for those who have been blinded by their wealth, privilege and earthly fame that breeds arrogance in their hearts."

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