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Olin Kreutz Responds to George McCaskey’s “Grain of Salt” Comments

Chicago Bears

During his wildly disappointing season-ending press conference, Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey was asked about a recent story shared by former Chicago Bears lineman Olin Kreutz, who says he was offered $15 an hour to come back and help be an O-line consultant back in 2018.

There were innumerable ways to address the question – say that it’s unacceptable and practices have changed; say you didn’t know about it until now and you’re looking into it; heck, just drop a no comment! – but McCaskey instead chose to effectively call Kreutz a liar:

Kreutz, a long-time, very successful, and very popular former Bears player, understandably did not take kindly to the suggestion. He hit up The Score later in the day to respond. Not only did Kreutz say he’d reached out to members of the Bears organization to confirm that his story was true, he had words for McCaskey:

In what might seem like an otherwise minor exchange on a day that was so fraught with long-term implications, I think it’s worth pointing out, as Adam Hoge did, that this is a much wider-ranging issue:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.