The Chicago Bears are dealing with a whole lot of problems right now — both on and off the field. Chicago went down 0-2 on Sunday after another disappointing loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-17. On Wednesday, they were forced to deny reports of a supposed FBI raid in Halas Hall.
At this point, it feels like the Chicago front office is dealing with a full-blown train wreck.
Chicago Bears DC Alan Williams Resigns
Defensive coordinator Alan Williams has not been with the team for the past week. This was a mysterious situation in itself in that the Bears refused to provide any information on the issue except that Williams was on leave due to personal reasons.
Things escalated on Wednesday when it was confirmed by the team that Williams had resigned from his post. Again, no explanation was provided regarding the former college running back’s sudden departure.
Chicago Bears Deny Halas Hall Raid Rumors
Matters took a turn for the worse when rumors emerged about a supposed FBI raid on Williams’ household on Sunday evening after Chicago’s loss to Tampa Bay. Reports also indicated that the FBI had also raided Halas Hall, the Bear’s headquarters, presumably in relation to Williams’ undisclosed incident.
BREAKING: According to sources familiar with the situation, both Halas Hall and Alan Williams’s home have been raided in connection with an undisclosed incident.
Alan Williams’s home was raided Sunday night, after the team’s Week 1 loss.
Halas Hall was raided THIS MORNING.
— Jon Zaghloul (@JonZSports) September 20, 2023
Shocking would be a good word to describe this unprecedented turn of events.
The Bears later addressed the stunning rumors as they denied the FBI raid at Halas Hall:
Breaking: Alan Williams has resigned as defensive coordinator of the Bears, effective immediately.
According to the Bears, regarding the rumors out there, Halas Hall was not raided. Police were not at Halas Hall.@cbschicago
— Matt Zahn (@mattzahnsports) September 20, 2023
Williams’ attorney, Andrew M. Stroth, also denied any and all rumors about his client’s home being raided by the police:
“There has been zero contact with law enforcement. There was unequivocally not a raid on Halas Hall that was reported. There is no criminal accusations, or claims, or activity,” Stroth said, via CBS News Chicago. “The rumors are completely untrue.”
While it’s all well and good that no raids were performed — at least according to both the Bears and Williams’ camp — the fact that Chicago has to deal with such an unsavory situation is an undeniably huge distraction, to say the least.
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