Sad but realistic end for Bears icon

Urlacher deserved a better exit but there isn't much time for nostalgia in NFL

Updated: March 20, 2013, 11:36 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Well, I guess the face of the Chicago Bears is now that guy with the glowering mug and mussed-up hair.

No longer is it the guy with the glowering mug and the bald dome.

It went official Wednesday evening, the moment some thought would never come, at least until next year. The face of the franchise, a designation that implies a mixture of experience and respect, Brian Urlacher, is gone, a victim of his own pride over what he called "somewhat" of a face slap of a contract ...

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