ARob explains what led to social media purge on Tuesday originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
In an exciting twist of fate, Bears' star Allen Robinson spoke publicly less than 24 hours after his social media purge dominated the sports news cycle for most of Tuesday.
Talking with Chicago media on Wednesday, Robinson explained how the decision to remove most Chicago Bears presence from his accounts "took some emotion:"
It's not a whole lot to work with, though Robinson added that he's a "passionate person" and that the "passion for Chicago and the Bears uniform" hasn't changed. There's also clearly a ton of mutual admiration between Robinson and his teammates, who all went on Twitter at various points yesterday to tweet out their support. Mitch Trubisky didn't dance around the subject when asked, either.
"Well we always support each other 100 percent all the way so we’re always behind our teammates," he said. "But I think it’s really simple for us. It may seem like a distraction online or on Twitter or whatever it is. But we don’t see that in the locker room. We don’t see that on field. Especially with Allen and a lot of the guys we have on offense, you never got to worry about that type of thing because we’re attacking practice and everything’s a team-first mentality because I know these guys in that locker room, so the way he has handled himself and the rest of the guys on offense, it’s professional."
"We just gotta get that [his contract] done"