Finding yet another way to swindle cash back into the stingy franchise, Bears CEO Ted Phillips slapped Nathan Vasher with a $100,000 fine after he saw the cornerback working out at Halas Hall in a Chicago White Sox cap. Phillips got the idea after he heard of the NFL’s fine to Brian Urlacher for wearing a “Vitamin Water” hat during a media session during Super Bowl week. Urlacher’s a partner in the company, which is a direct competitor of Gatorade, a $75 million NFL sponsor.
“While there is no written team rule that a player cannot wear a White Sox hat on our property, we just think it’s disgusting,” Phillips said. “We do not promote this conduct from our players.”
Phillips suggested if a player wants to wear something less offensive while at Halas Hall, they should “tone it down” with a green and gold Packers cap.