Idonije makes Lake Michigan gamble to promote reading


Defensive lineman Israel Idonije has left the Bears, but he could be making a return to Chicago this winter.

Per the Associated Press, Idonije has joined Rahm Emamuel in a promise to jump into the waters of Lake Michigan if children in Chicago read 2 million books between June 17 and August 10.

Last year, “Rahm’s Readers” ripped through 1.5 million books.  With a 33 percent increase, Idonije and Emanuel will end up suffering from 100 percent shrinkage.

Idonije recently signed with the Lions after 10 seasons with the Bears.