Bears suspend Tommie Harris

Bears suspend Tommie Harris

Posted by Bob LeGere on Thu, 10/02/2008 - 15:54
Three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Tommie Harris, who signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension prior to the start of the season has been suspended by the Bears for this week's game for an unspecified breach of team rules. Harris did not play last week because of lingering effects from the off-season arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and he has rarely practiced at all since the start of the season. In the three games he did play, Harris was a virtual non-factor, recording just 2 tackles plus an additional tackle for loss. Harris has not practiced at all this week. “Tommie Harris broke a team rule,” Bears coach Lovie Smith said after Thursday's practice. “We're suspending him for this week's game. He'll continue to rehab but won't practice with the football team this week. Monday he'll be back with the team, hopefully ready to go. It's always disappointing when you have to suspend one of your players, but nothing's bigger than the team.”
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