Chicago Athletes Arrested: Smoking Weed And Getting Drunk

Here’s a fascinating list of notable Chicago athletes arrested for driving under the influence and/or marijuana possession. Ironically enough, some of these athletes were considered elite players at one time or another regardless of their personal lives. Let’s take a look. Lance Briggs Briggs’ brand-new Lamborghini Murcielago was found abandoned on the side of the highwayCharge...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers Have No “Immediate Plans” To Sign Veteran LB Lance Briggs

New 49ers HC Jim Tomsula told reporters on Saturday that they feel good about their depth at inside linebacker and have no “immediate plans” to sign veteran free agent Lance Briggs to a contract, via Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. As things stand right now, San Francisco has NaVorro Bowman working his way back from a serious ... The post 49ers Have No “Immediate Plans”...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Cowboys, Lions, & Vikings

49ers Jeff Dickerson heard that veteran LB Lance Briggs was close to signing with the 49ers at one point. However, the two sides were unable to agree on the money. Bears Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago spoke to one NFL personnel director this week who mentioned that Bears TE Martellus Bennett “does not have much trade value.” According to ... The post NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers Still Interested In Veteran LB Lance Briggs

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that the 49ers remain interested in signing former Bears LB Lance Briggs to a contract. Briggs previously visited with the 49ers, who have been the only reported team to show interest in veteran linebacker since free agency got underway a months ago. It’s worth mentioning that signings free agents players will ... The post 49ers Still Interested...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers to Host Lance Briggs for a Visit

Fresh off the stunning developments of both Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retiring, the San Francisco 49ers are in desperate need of depth at inside linebacker. While many have focused on the draft as a medium for San Francisco to find a starter next to NaVorro Bowman, it’s more likely the team will go the veteran route. That’s where seven-time Pro Bowl performer Lance Briggs...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers Hosting Veteran LB Lance Briggs For A Visit On Monday

Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports that free agent LB Lance Briggs has scheduled a visit with the 49ers for Monday. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee previously reported that the 49ers were considering the idea of possibly signing Briggs to a contract. San Francisco has also been connected to other free agent linebackers including Brandon Spikes and Erin Henderson ... The post 49ers...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Fans Apparently Hate Lance Briggs

After 12 seasons and seven Pro Bowls, you’d think Chicago Bears fans would adore Lance Briggs but that’s not the case. A recent rumor indicates that the San Francisco 49ers are interested in signing the veteran, and Chicago fans think they’re idiots. Why you ask? Here’s some tweets that tell the story: @670TheScore Are they converting him to DT? #Bears — Brian Boland ...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers Considering LBs Lance Briggs, Mason Foster, & Erin Henderson

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers are considering the idea of possibly signing long-time Bears LB Lance Briggs to a contract. Briggs is reportedly instead in playing for the 49ers, which probably isn’t surprising given the limited amount of interest he’s generated in recent weeks. According to Barrows, the 49ers are ... The post Report: 49ers Considering...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs and Bears to Part Ways

As the great Rafiki once said, “it is time.” While the wise baboon probably wasn’t talking about NFL free agency I think that message can be applied across a wide range of spectrums. Lance Briggs, seven-time Pro-Bowler and three-time All-Pro was informed by the Bears brass that they will not be resigning him when his contract expires next week. It’s a little bitter sweet...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Will Not Return to the Chicago Bears

Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs will not return to the Chicago Bears for a 13th season. According to CSN Chicago, the Bears have told Briggs that they will not be offering him a contract when free agency starts on Tuesday. This isn’t too much of a surprise considering that Briggs himself indicated back in November that he would likely be moving on from Chicago following...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Accountability first of many keys to Bears’ success

Six days before the season opener against the Buffalo Bills, linebacker Lance Briggs requested the day off. Head coach Marc Trestman granted the request, not knowing it was so Briggs could attend the grand opening of his new restaurant, the Double Nickel Smokehouse. From the minute this news leaked, there was a sense Trestman was going to fail in holding his players accountable and...
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Says it’s “OK” to Cheat

With he news of Jackie Robinson West getting their Little League Championship title removed, Lance Briggs had a very interesting revaluation himself. Story time, boys and girls: I used an address to go to Elk Grove High (CA) 40 miles away f… — Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) February 11, 2015 Yes, Lance Briggs indeed lied about...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs would never stoop to playing for Packers

Lance Briggs represents what Chicago Bears football is all about… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: NFL players should avoid during the offseason 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top 10 running backs Hard hitting. Strong linebacker play. Veteran toughness. And most importantly, hating the Green Bay Packers. When Briggs was asked on Twitter a couple days ago whether he would ever consider...
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Lance Briggs Gives Blunt and Clear Response When Asked About Joining Packers

Lance Briggs was under a tad bit of scrutiny this past season for his lack of performance as a supposed “leader” on the Chicago Bears defense. Briggs has shown recently that he would like to come back to the Bears for the 2015 season since the new coaching changes bring a fresh look to the revamped coaching staff. But he was also asked if he is interested in joining the Bears...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Players who have to take over leadership roles for the Chicago Bears

One of the obvious issues that plagued the Chicago Bears last season was a lack of leadership. Injuries to key veterans on the defense left young players to look to the sidelines for guidance, and offensively can we really say that Jay Cutler holds the reins? In order to attempt a turnaround, the chaos that occurred last season both on the field and off it cannot take place. Chicago...
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Open To Re-Signing With Bears, Willing To Move To ILB If Needed

Impending free agent OLB Lance Briggs says he’s open to returning to the Bears the next season now that they have a new GM and head coach in place. According to Briggs, the previous regime had indicated that he wouldn’t be brought back next season, but the veteran linebacker is now “hopeful” that he could continue his career with the Bears. “The closure I had there was...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Critical Starters The Chicago Bears Have to Replace

The goal is not to rebuild the roster through free agency for the Chicago Bears, but it will still offer the new regime of Ryan Pace and John Fox an avenue to at least tone down the number of roster holes they have to fill in the short term.  It’s just a matter of assessing which spots need the most attention and whether the players exist on the open market to solve the problem...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs’ BBQ Joint Receiving Terrible Reviews On Yelp

The Double Nickel Smokehouse is owned by Chicago Bears legend Lance Briggs, and it’s located in Elk Grove, California. Most Bears fans are familiar with this place due to the publicity it received when Briggs skipped practice to attend the opening, but that’s not here nor there. When recently reviewing the comments on Yelp, it’s apparently not a restaurant worth recommending...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Wants Back With The Bears

Lance Briggs heartfelt goodbye might not have lasted that long. While coming on CSN’s Sports Talk Live, hosted by David Kaplan, good old number 55 mentioned that he wants back with the Bears and is awaiting coach Fox’s phone call. Briggs Wants Back With The Bears Although Briggs has been hurt for the majority of the last two seasons, it might be a smart idea for the Bears...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Three biggest holes the Chicago Bears need to address this offseason

Tim Jennings The Chicago Bears have officially entered a rebuilding period after two consecutive seasons featuring historically bad defenses and a 2014 campaign that failed to live up to offensive expectations. With new general manager, Ryan Pace and his newly appointed head coach, John Fox helming the rebuilding process, the success of this offseason is vital to the immediate performance of...
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s next for Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears?

Ryan Pace After a season which failed to live up to the off-season hype, optimism and Super Bowl aspirations quickly turned to pessimism and confusion about the team’s future. At the conclusion of the regular season, both head-coach/offensive guru Marc Trestman and General Manager Phil Emery were fired, leaving questions about the direction the Chicago Bears were going to move...
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs’ Heartfelt Goodbye to Chicago: “I Bleed Blue and Orange”

The video below is from the finale of The Lance Briggs Show which featured a guest appearance from former running mate Brian Urlacher. Courtesy of Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the following is a transcript of Lance Briggs’ heartfelt goodbye to the City of Chicago and Bears fans around the world. It may not have ended pretty, but No. 55 was a legend for this organization and should...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Do Players Hold a Grudge?

Chicago Bear fans have been calling for the firing of Marc Trestman since they suffered back-to-back losses against the Patriots and Packers while giving up 50 points in both games. And after the loss to the Lions on Thanksgiving day the calling for Trestman’s job have only gotten bigger. The city is not pleased with a 5-7 start or the offense that was suppose to be among the...
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Headlines to Look For in Chicago

After the Thanksgiving loss, the Chicago Bears fell to 5-7, putting them three games back in the NFC Wildcard with only four games remaining. Any playoff hopes Chicago had could end with a loss this Thursday against the Cowboys, depending on what the rest of the NFC does on Sunday. Players will be playing to win but also trying to prove their worth to remain in the teams future...
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Lance Briggs Placed on Injured Reserve

The Chicago Bears have lost linebacker Lance Briggs for the season after the team placed him on season ending injured reserve one day after losing to the Detroit Lions. One has to wonder if Briggs has played his last snap as a Chicago Bear or even in the NFL. Briggs and Brian Urlacher were two of the great linebacker duo’s in franchise history. He didn’t have a particularly...
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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