Roquan Smith Was Live With the Media When He Found Out About the Robert Quinn Trade

I can’t imagine it’s ever easy to process the news that one of your teammates – someone with whom you’ve been close for several years – has been traded.

But to have to do it in front of everyone while at a weekly session with the media? That’s brutal.

So it was for Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith at the moment of the Robert Quinn trade. It was indeed rough. You can see how it played out:

You know this one is going to sting in the locker room, and you just have to hope that the staff are ready to help the players through it. You don’t want to lose that sense of positivity that they had been building.

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Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and on LinkedIn here. Brett is also the founder of Bleacher Nation, which opened up shop in 2008 as an independent blog about the Chicago Cubs. Later growing to incorporate coverage of other Chicago sports, Bleacher Nation is now one of the largest regional sports blogs on the web.

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