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Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

Posted on: September 14, 2011 2:27 pm
Edited on: September 14, 2011 2:31 pm
 
                                                                          (US PRESSWIRE)
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was dominating in his Week 1 performance against the Falcons. He recorded an interception and returned a fumble for a touchdown as Chicago rolled Atlanta, 30-12.

On Wednesday, Urlacher was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week, but the linebacker won't be with the team for several days and may not be available when the Bears face the Saints Sunday.

According to a statement from the team, Urlacher's mother passed away unexpectedly.

"My first priority right now is to be with my family as we mourn her loss and make the arrangements to lay her to rest," Urlacher said. "This is a very difficult and emotional time for us and I sincerely ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you."

Thoughts and prayers go out to Urlacher and his family.

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Comments

Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

That's so sad, I love my Mom so much, to lose a mother unexpectedly is just heart-breaking.... I send Urlacher and his family my codolences. I know many players who lose family are still able to play and some do, but it is up to Brian not the fans or media. Be with your family on the field or off it, either way he must take the time to mourn.



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

I am a die-hard Packers fan... and loathe Urlacher, almost hate him. It's a sad day for anyone who loses their mother. I feel for you Brian, best wishes.



Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

And don't offer condolences to someone you don't even know or never did or never will. He doesn't care nor should he.


This is just plain stupid.  You don't think that celebrities appreciate kind words from their fans?  Brian Urlacher will likely never read these comments but I'm sure he knows they are here.  He is not stupid, athletes know forums like this exist and they know that people are offering their condolences and I am sure they appreciate it.    I am sure he will acknowledge the fans support in some way with a thank you at a press conference at some later date and what you are saying is that his thank you will be insincere.  Somehow I doubt that.



Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

Very sorry to hear this, my mother passed away unexpectedly as well. My thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family!



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

Apparently, your mom is still alive.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: September 14, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

Best Wishes  My prayers and thoughts go out to your family
Urlacher, 
 



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

 and may not be available when the Bears face the  Sunday. -----The guy without a doubt will play. It's freakin Urlacher. 



Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

whats wrong with offering someone condolences? also, the media is simply reporting someone in the public eye lost their mom. if urlacher didnt play on sunday because of it wouldnt that be newsworthy? "dont ever" try to tell people how they should live their lives.



Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

rip mrs urlacher.




Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Brian Urlacher's mother dies unexpectedly

Although unfortunate, I am not sure why the media continues to feed us these stories. Keep them private. And don't offer condolences to someone you don't even know or never did or never will. He doesn't care nor should he.



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