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Vikings Player Rescues Bears Fan From Minnesota Lake

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    Linebacker Chad Greenway comes to the aid of Bears fan and his wife on Lake Minnetonka. (Published Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014)

    You couldn't blame a certain Chicago Bears fan if he started questioning his team loyalty after he was rescued from a Minnesota lake by Vikings' linebacker Chad Greenway Monday.

    Edward and Crystal Alexis had embarked on the maiden voyage aboard their new boat on Lake Minnetonka when they got stuck near a spillway.

    The pair was trying to keep the boat from slamming into the rocks and getting sucked over the spillway when Greenway came to their aid.

    "So, I just ran down, of course with my two little girls following behind me, trying to stay out of the way, and I figured I'd help them out. It looked like it was dangerous," Greenway told Minneapolis NBC affiliate KARE-TV.

    Greenway helped push the boat into an inlet and waited with the couple until the water patrol arrived.

    The couple didn't know it was an NFL player helping them out -- much less a Vikings player -- which turns out is a sore subject in their home.

    Crystal is a Vikings fan and Edward rolls with Chicago.

    "I'm a Chicago Bears fan, I'm just going to keep it real," said Edward with a laugh.

    After saving them from the boat, Greenway then drove the soaking wet couple to retrieve their car.

    "Good thing he told me that after!" Greenway joked.