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Olin Kreutz talks about incident at CHGO, won’t return to NBC Sports Chicago

Olin Kreutz spoke in depth for the first time about the incident with a colleague in May at sports-media startup CHGO that has now cost him two jobs. Kreutz will not return to NBC Sports Chicago’s Bears postgame show after being fired by CHGO. The former Bears center grabbed Adam Hoge’s neck in response to a flippant remark. Kreutz reached out to Hoge privately but had yet to address the situation publicly.
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Bears great Olin Kreutz fired from job for alleged physical attack on coworker

One Chicago Bears legend is out of a job after an alleged violent incident with a fellow employee. Jeff Agrest of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday that retired former Bears center Olin Kreutz, who had been working as an analyst for Chicago sports media startup CHGO, grabbed the neck of co-worker Adam Hoge in an incident on Monday. Kreutz reportedly did so in response to a “flippant remark” made by Hoge during a staff meeting at CHGO’s West Loop office.
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Ex-Bears star Olin Kreutz allegedly attacked CHGO Sports colleague

An upstart Chicago sports site has accused Olin Kreutz of physically attacking a colleague. CHGO Sports, a website that launched in March, tweeted a statement saying Kreutz, a former All-Pro center for the Bears who worked for the startup, has been let go as a result of the incident. “On Monday morning, an incident occurred in which Olin Kreutz physically attacked a CHGO employee,” the statement said. “Effective immediately, Olin Kreutz is no longer with CHGO. Although we were shocked by the incident, we are thankful that the employee is okay. The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost...
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Bears great Olin Kreutz allegedly attacked CHGO colleague for ‘flippant remark’

Some clarity has emerged from the incident in which former Bears great Olin Kreutz was fired from a Chicago sports media startup for allegedly assaulting a colleague. Jeff Agrest of the Chicago Sun-Times reports Kreutz grabbed CHGO co-worker Adam Hoge’s neck after Hoge made a “flippant remark” at a staff meeting on Monday. Hoge reportedly did not require treatment or file a police report. Hoge, a veteran on the Bears beat who recently left NBC Sports Chicago for upstart CHGO, returned to the network’s YouTube show Tuesday. He did not address the incident with Kreutz. On Monday, CHGO announced that Kreutz —...
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New details emerge on Olin Kreutz allegedly assaulting CHGO colleague Adam Hoge during staff meeting (UPDATE)

Kreutz himself responded to the tweet with his own, with a reponse that’s not exactly an apology or contradictory statement:. Today, new details emerged thanks to a Chicago Sun-Times report by Jeff Agrest, who cites sources saying that Kreutz assaulted fellow CHGO personality Adam Hoge during a staff meeting. Hoge joined CHGO from NBC Chicago, and along with his work across CHGO platforms hosts the Hoge & Jahns Podcast with Athletic beat reporter Adam Jahns, part of The Athletic network.
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