CHICAGO - OCTOBER 26: Cornerback Charles Tillman #33 of the Chicago Bears returns an interception with blocking help from teammates Lance Briggs #55 and Brian Urlacher #54 during a game against the Detroit Lions on October 26, 2003 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 24-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Half of the Chicago Bears squad was blocked by a three-man front Monday night.
It wasn't anywhere near a football field.
A trio of bouncers at Pete Wentz' Angels & Kings club told 25 Bears, including Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Israel Idonije, Devin Aromashodu and others they couldn't come in for a drink, according to reports.
The bouncers refused to let the players enter, despite the fact they pre-arranged their visit and they were not intoxicated. The outing was part of a yearly rite of passage when the vets take out the rookies.
The Bears took their party elsewhere, but the big question here, Why disrespect the home team? Was it commentary on their poor play against the Redskins?
A spokesperson for Angels & Kings said it wasn't their call. An outside vendor handles the bar's operations on Monday nights and passed on the shuffling crew because there was a private party inside. Players signaled racism, as they were traveling with a troupe of large, muscular African-American men. A&K said they'll investigate and a spokesman said the bar terminated its relationship with the vendor after hearing about Monday night's incident.
Musician Pete Wentz of the band Fall Out Boy is a co-owner of the Angels and Kings nightclub. Does he not realize what "Fall Out" comes with intercepting a Chicago Bears party?
Yes, the Bears struggled on the field of late. Yes, the Bears are 4-3 going into a week 8 bye. But the fact is, the Bears are still the Bears.
George Halas once said "if you live long enough, lots of nice things will happen." Someone forgot to mention that to the Angels & Kings.