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Harris apologizes, but teammate attacks Lutui

11/9/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

CHICAGO -- The Bears' Tommie Harris made the right call in offering a full apology for punching Cardinals guard Deuce Lutui on Sunday.

Earlier, Bears teammate Israel Idonije accused Lutui of dirty play.

Idonije to the Chicago Sun-Times: "He got a reputation for that. We know some guys that have played with him. He's one of those guys, that virus, that cancer. It looked like [he kneed Harris] or something. I thought there was something going on. It's disappointing. I know they don't see all of that stuff, but even the play before they've got to be able to see both sides and see what is really going on. Of course, there are other ways to get people back. There have got to be other options.''

Officials have flagged Lutui twice this season, both times for holding. They have flagged him four times for personal fouls since the 2006 season (twice in 2006, once in 2007 and once last season).

Finding out whether Harris faces a suspension is the next step.