An upstart Chicago sports site has accused a former NFL player of physically attacking a colleague.
CHGO Sports, a website that launched in March, tweeted a statement saying former Chicago Bears center Olin Kreutz, has been let go as a result of the incident.
“On Monday morning, an incident occurred in which Olin Kreutz physically attacked a CHGO employee,” the statement said. “Effective immediately, Olin Kreutz is no longer with CHGO. Although we were shocked by the incident, we are thankful that the employee is okay. The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and we will not tolerate any action that puts that in jeopardy.”
Kreutz was not apologetic about his actions as he tweeted a meme of Mike Tyson that reads, “Social media made y’all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it.”
The coworker who was alleged “physically attacked” is okay.
Kreutz played 13 seasons with the Bears from 1998-2011 and was a six-time Pro Bowler.