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Matt Forte's contract dispute could be a unifier for the Bears' locker room

Updated: November 2, 2011, 9:10 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- They realize they're asking a lot. Expecting a fan to sympathize with a pro athlete for his issues with management these days is a little like Kim Kardashian asking you to feel sorry for her pending divorce.

But what's right is right. And though Matt Forte, his children, his children's children and perhaps further down the line will experience the benefits of his salary right now with the Bears even if the team applies the dreaded franchise tag, there has been ...

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