LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs
was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after crashing
his Lamborghini and leaving it alongside an expressway on the
city's North Side, Illinois State Police said Monday.
After meeting with police Monday afternoon, Briggs also was
cited for failure to give immediate notice of an accident and
improper lane usage, said Master Sgt. Luis Gutierrez.
Briggs was released after posting $100 bond. He is scheduled to
appear Oct. 4 in a Cook County court.
"As a result of interviewing Mr. Briggs, it was determined that
he was the driver of his 2007 Lamborghini," police said in a
Officials said the 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago, which has a Kelley Blue Book value of more than
crashed into a light pole and was discovered around 3:15 a.m on
Interstate Highway 94.
Bears coach Lovie Smith indicated the team will not discipline
Briggs, whose "spirits were good for being in a one-car
Defensive end Adewale Ogunleye said Briggs told him about the
crash on Monday morning.
"He said that he crashed the car or something, and I had had to
get to meetings, so I didn't have a chance to talk to him,"
Briggs, who has not addressed the media since reporting to
training camp late last month, did not make himself available
during Monday's open locker room period. And he had left practice
to meet with authorities by the time reporters were admitted.
Briggs' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was not available for comment,
according to his brother Jason, who works for Rosenhaus Sports
Representation. Jason Rosenhaus also declined comment.