The Chicago Bears organization has distanced itself from Brian Urlacher after a controversial post on social media.
The Hall of Fame linebacker criticized the NBA protest after Jacob Blake was shot by police, comparing her to Brett Favre.
“Brett Favre played the MNF game the day his father died, threw 4 touchdowns in the first half and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity,” Urlacher said in a since deleted post, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. . “NBA players boycott the playoffs because a guy looking for a knife, wanted on a warrant for sexual assault, was shot dead by police. “
The Bears responded in a statement that said, “Social media posts do not in any way reflect the values or opinions of the Chicago Bears organization” (h / t Florio).
The Bears canceled training on Thursday with a statement pledging to make a “real difference”:
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Chicago Bears Player Statement: https://t.co/pEL2ywtMD1
Urlacher had spent his entire 13-year NFL career with the Bears from 2000-2012, winning eight Pro Bowl selections.
Since his retirement he has criticized the protests against racial injustice on Instagram, also showing his support for President Donald Trump. he visited the president in the Oval Office in March.