Matt Forte was one of two winners of the Brian Piccolo Award, which is voted on by Bears players who pick teammates they feel best epitomizes the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication, and sense of humor of the late Brian Piccolo.

But Forte wasn't in attendance, prompting some to criticize the Bears running back whose contract expires at the end of 2015.

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CSN's David Kaplan is one of them, and Forte joined SportsTalk Live to explain himself.

Check out the heated debate in the video above followed by reaction from the panel below.