Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long was feeling nostalgic and wanted to run his practice sprints Wednesday on a high school field.
After asking his Twitter followers what high school in the area has field turf, and getting lots of suggestions, he settled on Deerfield High School.
A few hours later he Tweeted, “Remind me never to go to train at Deerfield High School football field again,” adding later that the athletic director “booted me mid workout.”
“Something about crushing optional 100 yard sprints that Deerfield HS doesn’t like on their vacant fields,” he Tweeted.
When asked by a follower if he told the athletic director who he was, Long answered, “no I’m not much for that kinda thing.”
But, according to District 113, it doesn’t matter who Long plays for. If it’s not DHS, he’s not allowed on the field.
“As indicated on the signs posted outside of our football fields, the turf area is intended for the exclusive use of district students and employees during school hours, and is not available for public use,” explained Jennifer Waldorf, the district’s director of communications. “Conditions may exist on the property resulting in injury in the absence of district supervision, and unauthorized use of the property is prohibited.”
Staff have been told to politely ask non-students and staff using the fields to switch to natural grass fields nearby. She added that running tracks, which have harder and more durable surfaces, are available for public use at both district high schools.
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