New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears Features Non-Football Storylines

In Sunday’s game between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears there will be lots of bigger issues surrounding the game outside of NFL football.

Bears linebacker and face of the franchise Brian Urlacher left the team Tuesday afternoon to be with his family after his mother, Lavoyda Lenard, died at her home in Mount Pleasant, Texas. She was 51 years old. After a couple days of being his family, Urlacher returned to practice Thursday, and will play tomorrow with an obvious heavy heart.

This situation will be similar to when Brett Favre played a game for the Packers following the death of his father. Except of course Urlacher isn’t the same type of attention hound that the ex-Vikings and Jets signal caller is.

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Mother of Chicago Bears Linebacker Brian Urlacher Dies

Chicago Bears linebacker and face of the franchise Brian Urlacher left the team Tuesday afternoon to be with his family after his mother, Lavoyda Lenard, died at her home in Mount Pleasant, Texas. She was 51 years old.

Urlacher’s statement reads:

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