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Unknown New York State Reporter Claims Former Bears LB Brian Urlacher Will Meet With Steelers

In one of the craziest reports of the week, Bobby Brooks of WETM 18 in Elmira, New York, reported Thursday via Twitter that sources close to former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher claim that the future Hall of Famer will meet with Pittsburgh Steelers to discuss possible contract negotiations.

Brooks, who has all of 27 followers and 57 tweets, appears to be a real person and not a clothing line for young woman that John Cougar Mellencamp sang about in the 1980\’s song, “Jack and Dianne.” According to Brooks\’ bio page, he is a graduate of Penn State that roots for all teams donning the black and gold. How appropriate.

I think you see where I am going with this.

Urlacher will be 35 years of age in May and said this past week that he turned down a one-year contract for $2 million to remain with the Bears, the team that selected him in the first round of the 2000 NFL draft.

Urlacher has also never played in a 3-4 defense.

Perhaps Brooks missed the release of soon-to-be 35 year-old linebacker James Harrison a few weeks ago and doesn\’t know that the Steelers also re-signed Larry Foote. Maybe he doesn\’t follow teams wearing the black and gold as much as he claims to.

As you can imagine, some Steelers fans are running with this news as if it were fact, and for what reason, I do not know.

Just as Mellancamp sang several years ago, “Oh yeah, life goes on.”

Here\’s to your credibility and 80\’s music, Bobby.

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