Report: Bears called Cowboys about Jeremiah Ratliff as “security precaution”

AP

When the Bears cut defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff last week, they called the police over concerns about his reaction after a heated exchange with General Manager Ryan Pace. And the police weren’t the only people the Bears called.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Bears notified the Cowboys of Ratliff’s release as a security precaution.

Although there was no specific threat against the Cowboys or any individual within the Cowboys organization, the Bears still thought the Cowboys needed to know that Ratliff, a former Cowboy, might be heading back to his home near the team’s facilities.

Ratliff also had a tumultuous tenure with the Cowboys. He once had a run-in with Jerry Jones in the locker room, and after Ratliff was cut by the Cowboys, Jones accused Ratliff of undermining the team and sought to force Ratliff to pay back some of the salary and signing bonus the Cowboys had paid him.

Ratliff has not spoken publicly since the Bears cut him. It is unclear whether he intends to continue his NFL career.

49 responses to “Report: Bears called Cowboys about Jeremiah Ratliff as “security precaution”

  1. The biggest lie in the world is that football is a violent sport that’s played by violent men. That’s a cop out from bad GMs that don’t have a clue. I never read about Reggie White getting in trouble. Never heard about Dick Butkus or Jack Lambert being mean off the field.

  2. Back in the days when Jerry thought players attacking people was a negative. Or maybe Ratliff’s attack didn’t have enough passion for Jerry. I’m sure he’ll clarify for us.

  3. tonebones says:
    Oct 28, 2015 5:56 PM

    The biggest lie in the world is that football is a violent sport that’s played by violent men. That’s a cop out from bad GMs that don’t have a clue. I never read about Reggie White getting in trouble. Never heard about Dick Butkus or Jack Lambert being mean off the field

    there was no twitter back then, that’s why you didn’t hear it.

    and kids today are quite different than those guys. you need to get out of the 60’s if you hope to understand today’s game

  4. I’m surprised the Cowboys haven’t signed him yet. I’m sure Jerry could talk about how great he a person he is yada yada yada like he did with Greg Hardy.

  5. There was no internet around when White, Butkis and Lambert played or you would have heard a lot worse then this. In those days the media knew what to out up and what not to

  6. Jones now says he’s sorry that he misjudged Ratliff’s passion and would welcome him back in a heartbeat.

  7. Mo’ Pro Babble says:
    Oct 28, 2015 6:08 PM”

    and kids today are quite different than those guys. you need to get out of the 60’s if you hope to understand today’s game”

    He pretty much named a player from three separate decades. Players may be bigger, faster, and stronger, due to what’s available to them, but a clown is still a clown. People are people, whether they’re good guys like Hardy/Ratliff.

    There was no Twitter, but there were also twice daily papers. If anything, we wouldn’t have been as jaded back then, and their transgressions would have been a bigger shock. Perhaps people were more human beings back then, than entitled animals.

  8. I don’t care what their skill levels are, my limp-wrist Browns could use guys like Ratliff and Incognito to “man up” those lines.

    The flailing linemen of the Browns look more like the ballerinas performing the Nutcracker on stage.

    What the Hell is wrong with their coaches? I swear they actually look worse every year.

  9. ukdrewbaby says:
    Oct 28, 2015 7:24 PM

    so many Cowboys haters here its so funny how jealousy rears its ugly head. You all just wish your teams had any relevance.
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    Wait, whut?? Since when do the Cowboys have relevance? No one would have known they played this last week if your psycho DE didn’t go off on a coach…..

  10. Jerry Jones loves trouble makers after seeing him Defend Greg Hardy after his sideline tirade he and the Boys deserve all they get.

  11. hey thehayseed, you are looking at the standings this year AFTER the Cowboys lose their two top play makers to begin the season. Relevance means where the Cowboys place all time in the league, I believe that would be right at the very top my friend.

  12. tonebones says:
    Oct 28, 2015 5:56 PM

    The biggest lie in the world is that football is a violent sport that’s played by violent men. That’s a cop out from bad GMs that don’t have a clue. I never read about Reggie White getting in trouble. Never heard about Dick Butkus or Jack Lambert being mean off the field.
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    You named three guys to make some kind of point? There are hundreds of players in the league. Some are undoubtedly upstanding guys, others are just as certainly violent sociopaths.

  13. …Dallas not relevant? Admit it, besides any rival you might have, when your teams schedule is released, you first or second inclination is to hope they play Dallas…winners or losers, year in and out, if Dallas is on any teams schedule, it’s more often you want to see Dallas…no other team, without a winning record can fill your stands like they’re filled when the Star is in town…be honest…it’s okay.

  14. Please cowboys fans, stop living in the past. Even ESPN is calling good ol Jerruh a lunatic.

  15. Hilarious how many fans of other teams are so terrified of Hardy being on the Cowboys. Wassa matter, are you ladies concerned lest he do harm to your favorite lil skirt wearer on the football field? Yeee, heee haaa haaa haaa CRINGE AND CRY GIRLS! CRINGE AND CRY! He’s coming to give YOUR QB a football suppository! And all of your whining and crying and carrying on… CANT STOP THE KRAKEN!

  16. Bad apple from a bad apple tree.

    Now with regards to the Dallas Cowboys and relevancy. They pretty much have been relevant in the past few years because of their owner who can’t avoid any chance at meddling with the teams’ on and off field activities, the constant hope of their fan base for more than just one play off win every few years and their players, much like Hardy and those before him, who just couldn’t avoid the limelight for all the wrong reasons.

    If that’s your definition of “relevance” hey, have at it, whatever makes you sleep at night.

  17. Dallas has not been relevant since the mid 90s, 2 decades ago. Has not really been anything of real relevance for about 4 decades( the 70s). Since that time all Dallas has been is also rans. The Star, Jerruh world mean zero to me. What you are seeing now is how the Cowboys are going to look for the next half decade, again, an also ran. If you even out up an argument then it’s ignorance to the fullest.

  18. spenceroc says:
    Oct 28, 2015 8:35 PM
    …Dallas not relevant? Admit it, besides any rival you might have, when your teams schedule is released, you first or second inclination is to hope they play Dallas…winners or losers, year in and out, if Dallas is on any teams schedule, it’s more often you want to see Dallas…no other team, without a winning record can fill your stands like they’re filled when the Star is in town…be honest…it’s okay.

    Ok I’ll be honest. The Cowboys as a group are a freakshow circus and for FOOTBALL entertainment purposes outside the division I’d rather see Pittsburgh, Seattle, Denver, Indy, Giants…to name a few.

  19. ukdrewbaby says:
    Oct 28, 2015 7:24 PM

    so many Cowboys haters here its so funny how jealousy rears its ugly head. You all just wish your teams had any relevance.
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    What exactly are we jealous about? The Cowboys are bad and are far from bottoming out before they get better

  20. so many Cowboys haters here its so funny how jealousy rears its ugly head. You all just wish your teams had any relevance.

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    Jealous OF WHAT??? The Cowboys have won TWO playoff games in the last TWENTY years, as many as the Jacksonville Jaguars. Right…we’re jealous of your mediocrity.

  21. Ratliffe is a complete bum. He refused to play in Dallas because of “injuries” then immediately started playing for his new team when he was released. He should have had to pay back every penny But a bum wil always act like a bum.

  22. so many Cowboys haters here its so funny how jealousy rears its ugly head. You all just wish your teams had any relevance.

    Ha ha ha ha ha are you saying the Cowboys are relevant…..ha ha ha lol rofl

  23. Dallas fans living in dreams of yesterday …..how many years since they even smelled a ring?????? I can’t hear your talking, your record over the last years is louder than your boasting

  24. The Bears called Jerry Jones to let him know a loose cannon was on the free agent market just in case Dallas wanted to swoop him up. That fruitcake would fit in well in Valley Ranch.

  25. Dallas has been to how many Super bowls in the last 15 years? They are quite Irrelevant in today’s NFL get out of the 90’s .. Steelers, Packers, Patriots, Giants , Broncos, Seahawks those are some of the relevant teams now say in the last 10 years by making Super Bowls or winning them . Cowboys RIP 2000-current . Just a laughing stock with owner and players there is no class so when I look at any schedule only see Cowgirls as an easy W and joke of a team ..

  26. ukdrewbaby says:
    Oct 28, 2015 8:16 PM

    hey thehayseed, you are looking at the standings this year AFTER the Cowboys lose their two top play makers to begin the season. Relevance means where the Cowboys place all time in the league, I believe that would be right at the very top my friend.
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    New England lost Tom Brady in the first game of 2008, and still went 11-5 with a back-up.

    Because the rest of the team was solid enough.

    Next excuse?

  27. spenceroc says:

    hope they play Dallas

    Ya, I want Dallas on my schedule but for a different reason than you think. I want the easy win, the equivalent of a bye week.

  28. Jerrah should sign him back because he is a force to be reckoned with just like Hardy.heard Jerrah had his scouting department go to the prisons looking for short timers who played football and need a new lease on life.

  29. This doesn’t seem to make much sense unless he specifically said something about Dallas when he was busy going off. Just because he’s a sociopath, you warn a team that he has no affiliation with at all anymore that’s in the general vicinity of his hometown? Why would you do that without a specific threat? Seems very odd. How big of a problem would you have to be to have one former employer call another former employer to say to them ‘watch out for this guy’?

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