Bears release DT Jeremiah Ratliff after dispute with GM
The news comes a day after Ratliff was escorted out of the team’s facility by security staff following an exchange with general manager Ryan Pace.
Pace announced the team’s move in a statement and did not address the argument.
“We felt moving forward without Jeremiah was in the best interest of our team,” Pace said in the statement. “We appreciate his contributions and wish him well.”
The clash with Pace is the second time that Ratliff has been escorted away from the team by security. He was guided away by team security after a disturbance in practice on Dec. 26, 2014.
Ratliff was suspended for the first three games on this season after pleading guilty to a DWI charge in April.