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Jennings: Bears far from thugs

Updated: October 2, 2013, 6:01 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPN.com

Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings didn't agree with the assertion -- purportedly made in jest -- that his team is a "bunch of thugs."

Speaking at a charity dinner on Tuesday honoring Detroit receiver Nate Burleson, Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. referred to the Bears as "thugs." A team spokesman later informed the media that Ford was joking in his remarks.

"I heard," Jennings said when asked about Ford's comments. "What was he watching? I don't know. Calling us bullies? ...

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