Jerrell Freeman Has Strong Words for Former Teammate Coby Fleener | NBC Chicago
Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog
Awful good coverage of the Chicago Bears

Jerrell Freeman Has Strong Words for Former Teammate Coby Fleener

After former Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener had some strong words for how the team played without quarterback Andrew Luck, new Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman fired back in a big way

Getty Images
Jerrell Freeman #50 (L) and Coby Fleener #80 (R) walk off the field after the Indianapolis Colts beat the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 22, 2015. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

After one of his former teammates called out the Indianapolis Colts for a lack of effort, new Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman had some strong words for Coby Fleener on Monday.

In a text message sent to NBC 5's Indianapolis affiliate WTHR, Freeman addressed Fleener’s criticism and called out his former teammate for going behind his back with his remarks, saying he "didn’t have the [guts]" and "must’ve been looking in the mirror when he did the interview."

“I despise guys like that,” he said. “That’s what little girls do, talk about you when you’re not around. I’m a grown man. If I see something I don’t like, I’m going to have a face-to-face convo with that player/players and we are going to get an understanding! I feel like I had a hand in building what’s over there (In Indianapolis), so he’s s*** on me, too ... That’s a b**** move ... You can print all that, brotha!"

The response came after Fleener called out his Colts teammates for “going along for the ride” last season after quarterback Andrew Luck went down with an injury. Fleener made the remarks during his first conference call after signing with the New Orleans Saints last week.

Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime

  • Download the App

    Available for IOS and Android

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS