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New Bears RB Mike Davis gives mom new house for Mother’s Day

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New Bears RB Mike Davis gives mom new house for Mother’s Day

Mike Davis set the bar high for Mother’s Day.

Forget the nice card and bag of candy. He went all out to repay his mom for everything she’s done for him.

After signing a two-year, $6 million contract with the Bears this offseason, the fifth-year running back put his $2 million signing bonus to good use.

Davis bought his mom a new house for Mother’s Day.

“I remember when I was younger, we moved every year to a new place,” Davis wrote on Instagram. “Days you didn’t eat but made sure we ate. I love you, enjoy your house.”

Part of the reason he left South Carolina early to declare for the draft in 2015 was to support his mother, and his big pay day with the Bears allowed him to make it happen.

Before coming to Chicago, he had only one season with a salary over $1 million.

His hard work — and his mom’s — paid off.

 

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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. 

Brian Urlacher's curious response to Grant Hill on Instagram

Brian Urlacher's curious response to Grant Hill on Instagram

There is a lot of debate happening in the country right now, and it's complex and nuanced.

For some reason, on Monday evening, former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher felt his input was necessary. 

Urlacher hopped on over to Grant Hill's (??) Instagram account, jumped into the comments section, where the most useful and productive conversation always takes place, and weighed in.

It's no surprise Urlacher is pleased with President Trump's handling of the situation, he visited him in the Oval Office earlier this year and called it a "once in a lifetime experience."

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