Right on message

An ex-NFL player, Bostic's dad has prepared Bears rookie to make most of chances

Updated: October 17, 2013, 2:36 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

When rookie linebacker Jonathan Bostic lines up in his first NFL start Sunday, it will be with the same hope Chicago Bears fans have for him of a long and fruitful pro career. But it will also be with the firsthand knowledge that the NFL does not always hand you everything you hope for.

If Bostic somehow forgets, his dad John, a former defensive back for the Detroit Lions in the mid-'80s, and his mother Jacqueline, a resource teacher for the Palm Beach County (Fla.) school district, ...

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