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Urlacher deals with family emergency, status for Sunday unclear

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Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has left the team to deal with what is being described as “a family emergency,” and it’s not clear how long he’ll be away or whether he will play Sunday at New Orleans.

Urlacher is reportedly in Arizona attending to a matter related to his mother. He is expected to be gone for several days.

In the Bears’ Week One win over the Falcons, Urlacher had a huge game, with 10 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery that he ran back for a touchdown.

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30 Responses to “Urlacher deals with family emergency, status for Sunday unclear”
  1. kamdaryda says: Sep 14, 2011 10:13 AM

    Oh I thought he got another stripper pregnated…

    Carry on

  2. comeonnowguys says: Sep 14, 2011 10:18 AM

    Classy, Kam.

  3. brennankm46 says: Sep 14, 2011 10:27 AM

    Sounds serious. Hope everything is alright.

  4. shaggytoodle says: Sep 14, 2011 10:27 AM

    I was hoping to find out if the Bears were that good or Atl was rusty this Sunday.

  5. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Sep 14, 2011 10:30 AM

    doesn’t sound good for Brian’s family. hope all is well. and ya, the stripper joke is not necessary. rip the guy all you want but not his family.

  6. samie09 says: Sep 14, 2011 10:32 AM

    As a Saints fan i hope all with your mother turns out ok…….on Monday. Good Luck Brain.

  7. bearsrulepackdrool says: Sep 14, 2011 10:42 AM

    I wish everything is alright with you. #54. Come back when you need to.

    @samie09 – lol good job making all Saints fans look good. “Brain”?

  8. pryor4heisman says: Sep 14, 2011 10:43 AM

    kamdaryda – Hopefully you die of cancer…

  9. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Sep 14, 2011 11:03 AM

    Prior, no need to wish cancer on Kam, …what he has is much worse,..hes so miserable he cannot even look at himself in the mirror,..cancer would relieve him of his horrible life. I hope he lives to be 100. Raider Nation.

  10. turbodog1027 says: Sep 14, 2011 11:10 AM

    I hate the bears but Urlacher is a friggen warrior

  11. customfish says: Sep 14, 2011 11:18 AM

    Thoughts & Prayers for Brian’s mother. Family always comes first.

  12. kayotiicdat says: Sep 14, 2011 11:20 AM

    Coming from a Saints fan I don’t want to beat the Bears with their best defensive player out.. I want no excuses when we beat you, and we will beat you. Hope your mother gets better. Urlacher is one of the best in the league and I sure would like to see him play in person.

  13. ninjapleazee says: Sep 14, 2011 11:20 AM

    Kamdaryda sounds like an upset stripper

  14. xxxviichamps says: Sep 14, 2011 11:22 AM

    Hope everything turns out okay for you Urlacher…

    But you can’t miss a crucial NFC showdown…

  15. drshankenstein says: Sep 14, 2011 11:25 AM

    Family is more important than any game. I hope whatever he is having to deal with turns out well.

    Kamdaryda is a truly worthless human.

  16. danno1212 says: Sep 14, 2011 11:26 AM

    Good luck Brian! Bears fans are with you!

  17. vacman9100 says: Sep 14, 2011 11:27 AM

    kamdaryda says:
    Sep 14, 2011 10:13 AM
    Oh I thought he got another stripper pregnated…

    ===========================================

    What a classless act!!!

    Anyone that knows you should put a bag over their head when they are around you so they are not tarnished as well.

  18. sprtsfan1 says: Sep 14, 2011 11:27 AM

    Thoughts and prayers to the Urlacher family. Hope everything works out for the best. Your other family in Chicago has nothing but support for you.

  19. phillyisinvading says: Sep 14, 2011 11:28 AM

    If he doesn’t play… the saints win….

    Wonder what the spread is…

  20. mojosmagic says: Sep 14, 2011 11:55 AM

    Why do some people have to be so mean? Small people living small lives?

  21. ninerfan94954 says: Sep 14, 2011 11:57 AM

    The best to the Urlacher family!

  22. claymania52 says: Sep 14, 2011 11:58 AM

    Hope everything turns ok for Urlacher. Great player, leader, and outspoken classy NFL player. Hope he gets back on the field soon. I dont look foward to seeing you play the Packers but it wouldnt be the same without you.

  23. scra22 says: Sep 14, 2011 11:59 AM

    bearsrulepackdrool says:
    Sep 14, 2011 10:42 AM
    @samie09 – lol good job making all Saints fans look good. “Brain”?

    ====

    I am guessing you never made a typo in your life.

  24. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Sep 14, 2011 12:00 PM

    phillyisinvading says:Sep 14, 2011 11:28 AM

    If he doesn’t play… the saints win….

    Wonder what the spread is…
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    1) I see the Saints winning regardless.

    2) Some of you guys need to get some class. As a Pack fan, Urlacher is probably one of my favorite players not in green and gold and will go down as a HOF stud….much like the best player to ever wear Bears colors…the late Walter Payton. Hated that guy for carving up those crappy Packer teams, but he was THE man in the league for years.

  25. 46defense says: Sep 14, 2011 12:21 PM

    Him not playing on Sunday would be a huge blow to the Bears. Remember when he was out in ’09 and everyone thought it wouldn;t be a huge factor? Then opposing teams ripped off scores of 45, 41, 36, 31, and 30, and nearly all of them were scored easily (remember Benson?). Only New England moved the ball on them like that last year with Urlacher in the line-up.

    Not a shock that it would be a huge hit.

  26. joejoetheidiot3 says: Sep 14, 2011 12:47 PM

    he just leared he was bald and went for hairplugs. Expect Polomalu results by Sunday

  27. asublimeday says: Sep 14, 2011 12:49 PM

    Brett favre-esque raider game! Bear down boys!

  28. axespray says: Sep 14, 2011 2:08 PM

    Good Luck Brian, Praying that your mother is alright, see you in Week 3.

  29. Deb says: Sep 14, 2011 3:14 PM

    Thoughts go out to the Urlacher family. Praying Brian’s mother will be all right.

  30. ICDogg says: Sep 14, 2011 3:38 PM

    RIP Urlacher’s mother :(

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