Olin Kreutz fired by Chicago sports media startup for physically attacking co-worker

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Former Bears center Olin Kreutz has been fired by a Chicago sports media startup after assaulting a co-worker.

The company, CHGO Sports, released a statement saying it dismissed Kreutz immediately.

“On Monday morning, an incident occurred in which Olin Kreutz physically attacked a CHGO employee,” the statement said. “Effective immediately, Olin Kreutz is no longer with CHGO. Although we were shocked by the incident, we are thankful that the employee is okay. The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and we will not tolerate any action that puts that in jeopardy.”

According to Jeff Agrest of the Chicago Sun-Times, Kreutz grabbed the neck of colleague Adam Hoge. Hoge was not injured and did not press charges.

Kreutz’s only response has been a tweet with an image showing the statement, “Social media made y’all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it,” which the image attributed to Mike Tyson.

The 44-year-old Kreutz made headlines in January for claiming that the Bears offered him a job for $15 an hour, saying that the McCaskey family that owns the team is cheap, and the Bears won’t improve until they start to spend more money. George McCaskey said Kreutz’s comments should be taken with a grain of salt.

Kreutz played for the Bears for 13 years and made six Pro Bowls. In 2005 he broke teammate Fred Miller’s jaw in a fight.

14 responses to “Olin Kreutz fired by Chicago sports media startup for physically attacking co-worker

  1. Sick fellow who needs help. It’s not tough when you’re that much bigger than someone … it’s bullying.

  2. I guess it doesn’t make a difference but are we talking NOOGIE? Or CHOKE THE LIFE OUT OF YOU WITH MY BARE HANDS?

  3. Well, he isn’t wrong. The Bears are cheap and social media does give people a platform to say disrespectful comments. Although choking them might be a little over the top.

  4. “Social media made y’all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it,” He’s gotta point….

  5. He’s a hot head, ended the career of both college and pro teammates by beating them senseless and breaking their jaws. Those are the people we know about. I would not be surprised if he serves time behind bars in the future.

  6. “Social media made you all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it.” — Michael Gerard Tyson

  7. Maybe Kreutz should take some anger management classes. He seems to have a few issues.

  8. Not sure why anyone uses social media. The last thing I want in my life is contact with more people, especially those unencumbered by a filter. Why does anyone do that to themselves?

  9. Maybe people can learn to shut up? What’s that old saying about mouths and checks?

  10. being 6 foot two and three hundred pounds makes y’all way too comfortable choking some skinny co-worker when your distorted sense of respect/disrespect gets offended… luckily there are laws to keep retired jocks from acting out their macho fantasies.

    if this jerk has aggression issues, i hear the mma has plenty of people his own size to challenge. but he don’t want any of that…. he wants to pick on some office dude who should press charges and demand a public apology and a donation to a mental health program for anger management to withdraw them.

  11. Olin Kruetz is nothing like 300 lbs anymore like alot of retired linemen hes really slimed down he was recently on a draft show and his U of Washington football blazer was hanging off him . Now I dont know what Adam Hoge said to him but as the article pointed out he does have a history of violence . He was the missing leadership during the Jay Cutler period to the point where when he left for the Saints the buzz was it would bring out Cutlers leadership qualities with Olin gone.
    On the air his commentary has been excellent and very logical. It’s a shame the rage that probably made him a excellent player. Didnt serve him well in the Media .

  12. thefirstsmilergrogan says:
    May 4, 2022 at 10:58 am
    being 6 foot two and three hundred pounds makes y’all way too comfortable choking some skinny co-worker when your distorted sense of respect/disrespect gets offended… luckily there are laws to keep retired jocks from acting out their macho fantasies.

    if this jerk has aggression issues, i hear the mma has plenty of people his own size to challenge. but he don’t want any of that…. he wants to pick on some office dude who should press charges and demand a public apology and a donation to a mental health program for anger management to withdraw them.
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