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Vikings Player Rescues Bears Fan From Minnesota Lake



    Vikings Player Rescues Bears Fan From Minnesota Lake

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