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Reports: Former NFLer Charles Tillman now an FBI agent

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has become an FBI agent, according to multiple reports. Sources told ESPN last September that Tillman had enrolled at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia, in order to pursue a full-time career at the agency. The FBI does not comment on personnel matters. Tillman's interest in joining the FBI after football dates back to his playing career, during which he -- according to another source -- occasionally observed and worked alongside law enforcement officials during offseason months. Tillman, who turned 37 on Friday, earned a criminal justice degree from Louisiana-Lafayette. His father, Donald Tillman Jr., was a sergeant in the

Panthers coach Ron Rivera proves that curling is not easy

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Ron Rivera was a heck of an athlete. Now keep that in mind as you watch this video from Bill Voth of Panthers.com of Rivera, now the Panthers head coach, trying his hand at curling. Curling got its time in the spotlight again this month, a phenomenon that comes around every four years.

Former Bears CB Charles Tillman is reportedly now an FBI agent

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Charles Tillman accepts the Walter Payton Man of the Year award from Roger Goodell in February of 2014. Longtime Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman can now start to investigate college basketball coaches funneling money to players as a part of the FBI. Tillman reportedly was accepted into the FBI, something he was training for last summer.

NFL Notebook: Buccaneers release RB Martin

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday released veteran running back Doug Martin. Martin, 29, spent six seasons with the Buccaneers but struggled in 2017, rushing for 407 yards on 2.9 yards per carry in 11 games. In the final weeks of the regular season, Martin was benched in favor of running back Peyton Barber.

AP Sources: Bears decline option on Sitton, release Freeman

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Chicago Bears are parting with veteran guard Josh Sitton and linebacker Jerrell Freeman. Two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday the Bears have decided to decline their option on Sitton for next season and release Freeman. A four-time Pro Bowl lineman, the 31-year-old Sitton spent the past two seasons in Chicago after an eight-year run with Green Bay.

Bears release LB Jerrell Freeman, decline option on OL Josh Sitton

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Chicago Bears have released linebacker Jerrell Freeman, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Freeman, 31, was suspended 10 games last season for a second violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The Bears have also declined to pick up the 2018 option on Pro Bowl offensive lineman? Josh Sitton, according to multiple reports. The 31-year-old Sitton, who missed the final two games of last season with an ankle injury, told the Chicago Tribune that he has "prime years left," and intends to play next season.? Like Sitton, Freeman also battled injuries in 2017. The Bears placed Freeman on injured reserve in Week 2 after the veteran tore a pectoral muscle in the season

Bears release LB Jerrell Freeman, decline option on OL Josh Sitton

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Chicago Bears have released linebacker Jerrell Freeman, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Freeman, 31, was suspended 10 games last season for a second violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The Bears have also declined to pick up the 2018 option on Pro Bowl offensive lineman? Josh Sitton, according to multiple reports. The 31-year-old Sitton, who missed the final two games of last season with an ankle injury, told the Chicago Tribune that he has "prime years left," and intends to play next season.? Like Sitton, Freeman also battled injuries in 2017. The Bears placed Freeman on injured reserve in Week 2 after the veteran tore a pectoral muscle in the season

Bears DB pleads guilty in northeast Iowa bar fracas

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

A Chicago Bears defensive back pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a fracas at a bar in northeast Iowa. Deiondre' Hall and Green Bay Packers defensive back Makinton Dorleant were arrested March 26 last year outside Sharkey's Funhouse in Cedar Falls. A Black Hawk County court document said Hall didn't respond to police instructions and spit in officers' faces.

Bears release LB Jerrell Freeman after two seasons

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Chicago Bears have released linebacker Jerrell Freeman, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Freeman, 31, was suspended 10 games last season for a second violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The Bears placed Freeman on injured reserve in Week 2 after the veteran tore a pectoral muscle in the season opener versus Atlanta. Freeman suggested that the concussion he suffered in the Falcons game contributed to the latest suspension. Freeman -- voted a team captain before Week 1 -- missed four games in 2016 for his first violation of the PED policy but still finished with a team-high 110 tackles. He played four seasons in Indianapolis, registering at least 100 tackles

Bears DB pleads guilty in northeast Iowa bar fracas

Monday, February 19th, 2018

A Chicago Bears defensive back pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a fracas at a bar in northeast Iowa. Deiondre' Hall and Green Bay Packers defensive back Makinton Dorleant were arrested March 26 last year outside Sharkey's Funhouse in Cedar Falls. A Black Hawk County court document said Hall didn't respond to police instructions and spit in officers' faces. Dorleant was detained after he approached officers in a threatening manner following Hall's arrest, police said. Hall entered written pleas Feb. 9 to charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication, the documents said. A charge of interference was dropped in exchange for his plea. The 23-year-old was sentenced to six months