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Greg Olsen can't catch a break

Posted on: April 15, 2011 9:06 am
Edited on: April 15, 2011 9:07 am
G. Olsen was denied the use of a local high school field to work out (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Like all NFLers, Bears TE Greg Olsen is locked out from his team’s training facilities, meaning he can’t work out in the weight room or run routes and work on his pass-catching on the field.

But here’s how bad things have gotten for Olsen: he can’t even practice on the local high school field.

"The other day I got kicked off a high school field trying to go out and do some field work, so it's not easy," Olsen said Thursday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000, via ESPN Chicago. "You have to find your spots and find someone that will let you use their field.

"[Players] already have done some research on some different places, and maybe as it gets a little closer [to training camp] if it looks like that's what we're going to have to do not being able to go over to Halas, then we'll have to continue to look at different opportunities."

Olsen said he lives down the street from Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill., and he’s used the school’s facility multiple times. Recently, though, Olsen tried to work out but was kicked off the field. He tried calling school officials, but he never received a phone call back from anybody.

More from the story:

Stevenson public information coordinator Jim Conrey said it's school policy not to allow the general public on the facilities during school hours.

"Here's my understanding – I believe he showed up unannounced during the school day and tried to go out on the field while we were trying to have phys ed classes," Conrey said. "One of the phys ed teachers asked him not to go out on the field."

Conrey said Olsen "challenged" the decision.

"If he wants to give us a call and work something out, we'll see if we can accommodate him," Conrey said. "We understand he's in a tough situation with the lockout. We can't have the general public showing up and disrupting classes. Mr. Olsen said he was a resident of our district, and I'll have him on his word."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:02 am

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Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: May 9, 2011 2:33 pm

Greg Olsen can't catch a break

Phys ed teacher probably wisened up and became a Packers fan, seeing as the Bears are terrible. Aside from that though, good for the phys ed teacher. Imagine you or I walking onto a high school field, during their school day, and trying to start messing around on it.  We'd be kicked off and people would wonder if we were there to check out the 15 year old freshman girls. He's no different. If he wants to use the field, call the school board BEFORE going out there and doing so. Not after the fact, when you mouthed off to one of their employees.

Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 12:21 pm

Greg Olsen - pedophile

Since: Oct 7, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2011 11:30 am

Greg Olsen can't catch a break

Really?   Are we supposed to feel sorry for Olsen because he can't find a field to run patterns?  This is garbage.  I say ‘Hell yeah’ to the phys ed. teacher.  Olsen, do what your momma would have told you to do, ask politely.

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2011 9:55 am

Greg Olsen can't catch a break're living in one of the worst states for Unions in the country!  They're not going to let you do anything while your Union is trying to negotiate anything.

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