It was a Black Monday at Halas Hall as the Bears decided to part ways with GM Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman following a disappointing 5-11 season. While there have been rumors circulating about the demise of the two during the week, the final straw for Bears hierarchy occurred Saturday morning when Emery and Trestman were no-shows for team meetings. Chairman George McCaskey discovered that the pair took a late evening flight to Cleveland to attend Johnny Manziel’s Friday festivities. A photo of Trestman and Emery doing the infamous gesture of Manziel’s rubbing of money was the final straw.
“We don’t condone this type of behavior from players, let alone leaders of our young men,” said McCaskey. “We’ve warned Phil [Emery] in the past. This unfortunately was not the first incident for either. We were fearful they were influencing our mother, Virginia. At her age she doesn’t know when to say when.”
Bears players were reportedly confused when Trestman failed to show for the team’s Saturday walk-through, except for quarterback Jay Cutler, who was said to be indifferent.
“Those two were wild, man. Coach Trestman does not fit the bill, but trust me, the dude can party. I feel terrible about their dismissals,” stated Manziel. “I guess I’ll have to make it up to them when they join me in Vegas in a few weeks.”