junkmansports Posts:1135 Followers:26
On 09/14/2011 01:44 PM in NFL

Urlacher headed home for family issue

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has reportedly left the team to tend to a family emergency.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Urlacher went to Arizona for an emergency involving his mother.

The paper said Urlacher is expected to remain away from the team for a few days and his status for Sunday's contest against New Orleans is unknown.

Urlacher had a dominant performance in the season-opener against Atlanta, compiling 10 tackles with an interception and a fumble recovery that he returned 12 yards for a score in the 38-12 win.

09/14 10:40:22 ET

br_eilering Posts:58 Followers:0
09/14/2011 02:20 PM

News breaking that he is dealing with the unfortunate loss of his mother. Terrible news for him, that's for sure!

Jason La Canfora
Brian Urlacher statement on unexpected passing of his mother: "My first priority right now is to be with my family as we mourn her loss."

  • 09/14/2011 02:24 PM

    As I am sure we all feel - I agree his first priority should be his family and the mourning of their loss. While I don't know him personally, as with any death my heart and prayers go out to him and his family.

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