Bears: Brian Urlacher’s social media posts don’t reflect our values or opinions

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Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher has become synonymous with the Chicago Bears. The Bears want to be clear that, as it relates to Urlacher’s Thursday Instagram message regarding the shooting of Jacob Blake, player and team are not in lockstep.

“The social media posts in no way reflect the values or opinions of the Chicago Bears organization,” the team said in a statement issued on Thursday night.

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

Urlacher also apparently clicked the “like” button on another user’s Instagram post that declared “Free Kyle Rittenhouse,” the 17-year-old who traveled from Illinois to Wisconsin and killed two people during protests sparked by the shooting of Jacob Blake.

13 responses to “Bears: Brian Urlacher’s social media posts don’t reflect our values or opinions

  1. Surprising…he only retired almost 10 years ago. Totally thought he was speaking on behalf of the Bears organization. Glad they cleared that up.

  2. I hate how divided this beautiful country is. . Arguments turn into violence. Simple discussions turn into hate.

  3. Tons of respect for the Chicago Bears and lost all respect for a once great player but horrible human being. Go Bears.

  4. Social media has to go sooner or later. It only serves to divide our country. And it forces professional companies to make statements like this. Everyone deserves their own opinion and that’s that.

  5. Urlacher gets to have an opinion, even if what he says makes some of us urrrlacher in the back of our mouth.

  6. maxamili says: ///// truth56 says:

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    Totally agree with both of your comments.

  7. For Urlacher to be talking this way shows how dumb he is. He is the father of a black son, is he not? He should be worried about these events. Very worried. The world is not a comfortable place to be if you’re black right now…

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