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Bears' Briggs Charged in Car Crash

LB left accident scene after wrecking $350K Lamborghini: cops
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 28, 2007 6:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Bears linebacker Lance Briggs has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after police found a wrecked and abandoned 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago yesterday on an Illinois highway. Briggs, 26, admitted he abandoned the car, posted $100 bond, and will appear in court in October to face the misdemeanor charge, the Tribune reports.

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Officials also cited Briggs for improper lane usage and failure to immediately notify police of a crash; they said they found no evidence of alcohol at the scene. Briggs also made headlines this summer with his brief threat to hold out on training camp; the Bears appeased him with a $7.2 million check for the upcoming season. (Read more Chicago Bears stories.)

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