Good morning Bears fans. Welcome to Bear Bites, all the Bears news you can handle. In today's case, it's a collection of sobering news.
- If you read just one story today, make it the heartbreaking tale of former Viking Fred McNeill. His story offers a window into the world of the brain problems that happen to football players. (GQ)
- In the wake of Dave Duerson's suicide, players from the '85 team made this pledge to one another: I'm watching you. (Sun-Times)
- A copy of the Duerson's suicide note is on display and memers of his family say that he was forgetting names and having a hard time putting sentences together at the time of his death. (New York Times)
- Former Bear and Duerson's teammate Kurt Becker will testify in Springfield on behalf of a bill that would promote concussion education and awareness among teenagers, perhaps helping them avoid the fate of Duerson and McNeill. (Aurora Beacon-News)