It's no secret that former Bears head coach Marc Trestman didn't exactly run a tight ship during his two-year tenure in Chicago.
If Trestman's 13-19 record wasn't enough to show why he's no longer with the Bears, a bizarre story surfaced Wednesday morning that further proved that.
The Bears released Jeremiah Ratliff last week after an ugly incident at Halas Hall that saw the veteran defensive lineman get escorted out of the building by security after getting into a heated confrontation with GM Ryan Pace.
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However, this wasn't the first time that Ratliff had a similar outburst during his time in Chicago.
Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman detailed a similar incident that Ratliff had with the Bears last season.
What you may not know was that something similar happened last year with Ratliff and the Bears. It was a scary and bizarre moment.
In the last week of the season, on a Friday, according to a player who witnessed the entire incident, Ratliff showed up to practice and was behaving belligerently toward players and coaches. The coaching regime, then led by Marc Trestman, would not allow him to practice.
Ratliff went ballistic, this player said, and was asked to leave practice. He departed but later returned. Practice was stopped and most players went off to the side while a small group of players and coaches tried to calm Ratliff down and get him to leave.
It didn't work initially. Ratliff destroyed the game clock on the practice field, smashing it and kicking it. Later, he shoved an assistant coach to the ground. While all of this went on, Trestman never intervened. He just stood off to the side and watched.
And this is the most incredible part. The uber-enabling part. Not only was Ratliff never punished by Trestman...he was named one of the captains the next day. The entire locker room was incredulous.
Trestman justified making Ratliff a captain by saying he brought intensity, but no player bought that. That move, the player said, led to Trestman officially losing the locker room. Trestman was fired soon after.
Wow. No wonder why Virginia McCaskey was "pissed off" following the season.