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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jeremy Trueblood: Someone on the Chicago Bears touched Jeremy Trueblood where they shouldn't be touching Jeremy Trueblood

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You know those things that sound dirty, but really aren't? Well, this isn't one of those things. It's just as filthy as it sounds.

From Bears blogfather Brad Biggs:

" The Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not leave cheap shots on the field Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field as some strong allegations regarding dirty play were made afterward.

It was the skirmish after Brian Griese's two-yard pass to Jerramy Stevens on third-and-nine from the Bucs' eight-yard line that heightened emotions in what had been a chippy affair. Tampa was going to have to punt from its own 10-yard line early in overtime, setting the Bears up with premium field position, before one of the all-time boneheaded Bears' penalties moved the chains for the Bucs.

Cornerback Charles Tillman was singled out in the fracas for squaring off with Tampa wide receiver Michael Clayton and called for a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty. For his part, Tillman said emotions got the best of him.

"I was just trying to pull them off and one thing led to another,'' he said. "It got a little physical. [I've] just got to be smarter than that. No excuses.''

But it all started in the trenches where Bucs right tackle Jeremy Trueblood was rolling around with defensive end Adewale Ogunleye. Trueblood leveled some serious accusations after he was asked by the Sun-Times if he was at the root of the skirmish.

"If you want me to be truthful with the situation, I don't know who it was, but they grabbed me in places they shouldn't have grabbed me after the play and that's what started the whole thing,'' Trueblood said. "I told people in interviews earlier that it got chirpy. I think those guys take a lot of pride in what they do, and we take a lot of pride in what we do, but one thing I don't stand for is someone grabbing you in your genitals.''

Asked to identify the guilty grabber, Trueblood said he could not.

"I don't know who it was,'' he said. "But whoever was beneath [me] paid the price. I was just doing what I do on a block, I was just laying on top of him, not moving. That [stuff] happens on every play, excuse my language, but that happens on every play. Someone is going to grab and someone is going to poke. We were kind of letting it ride. I was going to get up, I was going to walk away. I don't know what happened with Tillman. I don't even know who our guy was involved with it. We were an extenuation of the whistle.''

The good news? Trueblood did not have to give up creative control, spin-off rights and theme park approval for Mr. Grabber, Baby Grabber, and any other Grabber family character that might emanate there from.

And the Buccaneers won, 27-24.

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The Bears D are undisciplined bunch of guys and many simply do not care! (i.e - Tommy Harris suggesting that you just have to take care of business matter what. WHAT!???!)

I'm getting sick of all these high priced idiots who could care less - Urlacher is playing soft, Harris is nonexistent, etc. etc... but at least they got paid right? pathetic.

I am one of the biggest Bears fans, but yesterdays Tampa Bay loss was a joke, the Bears better wake up and just play. Tillman has been in the league for several years, he not a rookie and he should have known what could have happened as a result of his actions on the field. Yes the Bears couldn’t move the ball throughout the game and no the Bears could not stop Tampa Bay throughout the game, but at the point Tillman got the penalty, he cost the Bears the game, Thanks Peanut. I think the Bears should implement a rule, you get a penalty, you receive a fine, maybe the Bears might think twice about what they are doing on the field. Looks like another year of excuses.


Kyle responds: Like a more serious Kangaroo Court? That could be hard to do.

Trueblood deserves a fine, that's for sure. This isn't the first time he's been involved in an on the field altercation like this. In fact, he's been kicked out a game for his antics.

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