Chicago Sun-Times

Bears not allowed in nightclub on "rookie night"

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It's hard to imagine a crowd of millionaire athletes eager for a night out would not be allowed into a nightclub, but that's what happened when group of 20-odd Bears players showed up at Angels and Kings Nightclub at 710 N. Clark to celebrate "rookie night" on Monday.

Although they had informed club personnel of their arrival, they were not allowed into the establishment.

"If it's a private event, let us know and we'll move on," linebacker Lance Briggs said. "If it's not, let us in. We're paying customers, and I'm pretty sure on Rookie Night, you're going to get extra dough."

A spokesperson for the club told the Sun-Times that the club is run by an outside vendor who hosts special events on Monday night. The spokesperson apologized and also said the club's relationship with the vendor has been terminated.

After being turned away, players went to another club instead.
"I don't know what happened," defensive lineman Israel Idonije said. "We do rookie night every year. It's a lot of fun. It's a night for all the guys to get out and get together and enjoy themselves, have a good time. Angels & Kings is a great establishment. I've been there. Great people run that place. It was probably just a case of miscommunication. "

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So... they couldn't gain one yard past the bouncer? Wonder if they tried four times.

OMG what were they wearing? Who were they with? Did anyone do anything Cah-razy??!

In other words, whoooooooooo cares?

Why the hell would anyone want to go to Angels and Kings? It's a wanna be be live rock venue owned by Perez Hilton and one of the tards from Fall out boy. It's an LA Ashley Simpson wanna be rock club that wishes it had the character of the original CBGB.

Knowing that dump they saw 20 big dudes that workout and where just not LA enough for that s### hole. "Their image is wrong, their image is wrong." "Not one guy was under 130 pounds, none of them wore skinny jeans, and none of them had the old Flock of Seagulls haircut that Fall out boy has laid claim to."

I still can't believe anyone would want to go there. Could they even get 20 football players in there? The place is the size of a big garage and it is always over crowded.

@Creighton

Your last paragraph reminds me of the Yogi Berra quote:

"No one goes there anymore - it's too crowded"

20 Bears not able to get in a bar? Not surprising, 11 of them can't break the plane of the goal line.

They should travel in smaller packs, less embarrassment.

DagoT: "Bwahhhhh Im a troll. blah blah blah. SOmeone fight with me! Blah Im a TROLL!"

Sorry, guy. ;)
No sale. ;)

Creighton's crack -- "Knowing that dump they saw 20 big dudes that workout and where just not LA enough for that s### hole. "Their image is wrong, their image is wrong." "Not one guy was under 130 pounds, none of them wore skinny jeans, and none of them had the old Flock of Seagulls haircut that Fall out boy has laid claim to." -- will simply leave a smile on my face for the rest of the day and others will wonder what is so funny.

Dang Creighton, if you are a man and weigh 130 pounds something ain't right with that picture to begin with, unless you are a horse racing jockey. Thanks for the chuckle!

Anon, well I wish I could say I was exagerating about guys being 130, but seriously that seems to be the trend 130-150, it's LA haroine Shiek. For some odd reason they all are affraid of soap, don't wash their hair, have beards and wear skull caps in the summer. Probably cause they are so skinny they are cold.

It's good that the club didn't let those athletes in. Has anyone ever gone to a club on to see the atmosphere ruined by athletes. As a guy talking with a gal in club, having a "who's who" popping in on the scene makes the regular guy insignificant. All the ritz, glamor and egos have a detrimental effect of the club environment. Preferential treatment of athletes doing "special visits" is horrible versus the regular guy like me attending the establishment faithfully consistently over time. So keep up the good work on keeping "high profile" athletes out of clubs during special events.

I was there, they let me in, bears aint shit anyways, how does it feel to be denied into a club huh? join the rest of ppl who've been through it punks.

Yes, the Bears 'ain't shitt'; They are 8-3. :D
How does THAT feel?
:D

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