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The Bears want you to know that Robert Quinn definitely didn't flip a coin to decide free agency

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The Bears want you to know that Robert Quinn definitely didn't flip a coin to decide free agency

There are any number of ways NFL free agents prioritize their final choice, and there's probably a good argument behind each one. Championship contention, great weather, best paycheck; these are all things that make total sense. And then other times, you just lean into the anarchy and let chaos take the wheel: 

Just tremendous content. Here's the full quote, because you deserve the full quote: 

"It was a tough decision, and I had to finally make it, and Chicago was on the right side of the coin," Quinn said. "Once I made that decision, I kind of put my head down again and just went back to work. Whenever this craziness clears up I'll be ready to get back to work up there in Chicago."

So like, was there actually a coin flipped?

"That's kind of how it came down to the final decision. It was pretty tough. Basically, that's what it boiled down to – it was a coin flip. How about this: the Bears were on the right side of it ... it was here and Atlanta, and it was very tough. My agent was just relaying some messages and I really couldn’t make up my mind, so I had to do it the honest way."

But wait! There's a twist. Read this, from the team's in-house writer Larry Mayer: 

So it was all just a figure of speech. A detailed, well thought-out, very specific figure of speech. That he confirmed twice. The Bears want you to know that Robert Quinn definitely did not let a coin flip decide where he ended up in free agency. Robert Quinn was only speaking metaphorically when he said that a coin flip decided his new team. The whole thing was just a funny bit – especially the part about flipping a coin for free agency, which Robert Quinn definitely did not do. 

Mitchell Trubisky breaks social media silence to support George Floyd protests

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Mitchell Trubisky breaks social media silence to support George Floyd protests

Mitchell Trubisky is using his platform to support Blackout Tuesday and the protests against racial injustice in the United States.

In the post, Trubisky concedes he will never truly understand the struggles black people experience in America, but he stands by them during this time of unrest.

“Throughout my life I’ve been blessed to share the field and locker room with countless black men,” Trubisky said in the post. “These men and teammates have become family to me. Although I could never understand what they have to experience I empathize with them and love them like brothers. I stand with my brothers and sisters in the fight against racial injustices.

“We need to do more. We must do better. Posts, tweets, and statements aren’t enough. We need to take action. We must take the steps together to make systematic changes to prevent these evil acts from occurring.

“Love is stronger than hate. Peace and Unity will overcome violence. Black Lives Matter. #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd”

Trubisky broke his social media silence to make his statement. He hadn’t posted on Instagram since Dec. 19, and besides retweeting teammates, friends and brands, he still hasn’t posted on Twitter since May 2019.

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Bears release statement from George McCaskey on George Floyd's death

Bears release statement from George McCaskey on George Floyd's death

On Monday evening, the Bears released a statement from George McCaskey regarding the recent death of George Floyd: 

A week ago another unarmed African-American man died at the hands of a white police officer. We are witnessing the anger and frustration play out in protests across the nation, including Chicago. We must do more than wring our hands and hope it doesn’t happen again. As an organization, we have addressed it internally by offering unconditional support to our family of staff, coaches and players, and today Ryan Pace and Coach Nagy spent the allotted two hours of team meeting time listening to and healing together with our players and the coaching staff. Through our voice, our actions and our resources, it is our obligation to lead. We will continue to work with our player-led social justice committee to provide funding and exposure to local organizations dedicated to empowering communities that have been oppressed for far too long. We’re proud to support organizations like BUILD Chicago, I Grow Chicago, My Block, My Hood, My City, and Youth Guidance, among others, who are doing great work in these communities and we encourage fans to partner with us in supporting them. Our commitment is to continue to be an active participant in change.

Though they don't use his name specifically, it's clearly a reference to Floyd's death, as they Bears joined (most) teams across the country in issuing statements condemning the abuse of power among law enforcement officials.