Wow, now the player that did more to turn around Chicago Bears football since 2000 than any other, earning millions of dollars and at least previously a place in the hearts of many fans is making like Chad Johnson. Brian Urlacher is reportedly asking for a trade and threatening to retire if the $59 million contract he signed in 2003 is not renegotiated.
We’ve all tried to look the other way and still respect Chicago’s greatest current Bear despite more and more issues off the field over the last few seasons. And in 2007, issues beginning to occur on the field, with his performance. I’m seeing comments out there to “trade him and get a boatload of picks,” but that’s just not going to happen.
What a downer it is to see the guys you would expect to set a higher standard, act just like any other athlete in this day and age. Unfortunately all it does is make true fans further question how they can spend their limited, hard-earned funds on people that aren’t satisfied with $59 million in salary, millions of dollars in endorsements, and the adulation 99.9% of humans will never receive.