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Bears legend fired from media gig after allegedly ‘attacking’ employee

Former Chicago Bears center Olin Kreutz was fired from his CHGO Sports gig after he allegedly “physically attacked” another employee.

Olin Kreutz has had a busy few days ending in his firing from CHGO.

During the NFL Draft, the former Bears center walked off the set when Chicago selected defensive backs instead of offensive linemen to start the second round.

That was a bit of fun, but what allegedly happened on Monday was much more serious.

CHGO tweeted that they were severing ties with Kreutz because he “physically attacked” an employee.

Bears legend Olin Kreutz fired for alleged physical attack

“On Monday morning, an incident occurred in which Olin Kreutz physically attacked a CHGO employee. Effective immediately, Olin Kreutz is no longer with CHGO,” the statement said. “Although we were shocked by the incident, we are thankful that the employee is okay. The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and we will not tolerate any action that puts that in jeopardy.”

For Kreutz’s part, he didn’t seem to show any remorse when he jumped on Twitter with a response. Instead of apologizing or denying any wrongdoing, he quoted Mike Tyson about some people deserving to be punched in the face.

Whatever went down with Kreutz on Monday, he’s not going to be producing any more viral moments for CHGO on draft coverage or otherwise.

Kreutz is also an analyst for NBC Sports Chicago. It’s not clear if this incident will impact his presence on that network as well.

The six-time Pro Bowler played for the Bears from 1998 to 2010. The franchise named him among their Top 100 players in history, ranking No. 27.

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