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DHS to Chicago Bear: Don’t Practice on Our Field

Kyle Long was running sprints at Deerfield High School Wednesday and was asked to leave.

Deerfield football players practice on their field in this Patch file photo. Chicago Bear Kyle Long was asked to leave the field, where he was running sprints.
Deerfield football players practice on their field in this Patch file photo. Chicago Bear Kyle Long was asked to leave the field, where he was running sprints.

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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Just Sayin July 21, 2014 at 07:36 PM
Tom...Meshe is an abbreviation for Meshephelous, the commenter to whom I was addressing. Anything else you would like me to "expail"? LOL.
McCloud July 21, 2014 at 07:49 PM
Next time I walk by Bernice's room be prepared for me to pull that bad wig from your head. My, the staff is going to be upset, on second thought maybe I'll just keep your secret between you and me.
Just Sayin July 21, 2014 at 09:50 PM
McClown...I see the humor in what you are inferring...a tad bit twisted I must say...but I must caution you...DO NOT pull that "bad wig" off Bernice's head. It is not I...but an unfortunate old woman trapped in that dreadful lung. I repeat....IT IS NOT I !!! Surely her loved ones will bring you up on charges of abuse faster than you can say" Nurse...Diaper Change Stat". You already have so many blemishes on you record for abnormal behavior...I fear you will tossed out of yet another home for the aged and infirm. Think this through old man...think this through.
Tom July 22, 2014 at 03:45 PM
For what it's worth, Walter's kinda right. I rarely post anymore because it's too annoying & with 4 kids - there's just too much life going on. I could say I have bigs too big to text but, I also tend to get sucked into the emotions when I text. So, I don't really proof. And, I don't have the time to learn all the abbreviations (and they still autocorrect) so, sometimes my point gets lost in wrong abbreviations, autocorrect and grammar. And I don't get grammer protocol. Half the text I get don't have any - even apostrophes. So, we abbreviate words, phrases & don't really need to punctuate. But, whatever. And, I do hold a group in contempt... Illegal aliens. But, that's a whole other post. Happy Walter? And, how are those meany face drawings you do & BB reRuns going? Habe a niece doy :)
Walter White July 22, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Yes, very happy. Thank you.

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