Jerry Angelo claims hundreds of domestic violence incidents covered up, provides no details

Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo told USA Today that NFL teams didn't punish players after "hundreds and hundreds" of domestic violence incidents.

Angelo provided no specific incidents and didn't name names, thoughs.

“I made a mistake,” Angelo said. “I was human. I was part of it. I’m not proud of it.”

So, what did the Bears do about domestic violence incidents?

“OK, is everybody OK?” Angelo said. “Yeah. How are they doing? Good. And then we’d just move on. We’d move on. We knew it was wrong. For whatever reason, it just kind of got glossed over.

"I’m no psychiatrist, so I can’t really get into what that part of it is. I’m just telling you how I was. I’ve got to look at myself first. And I was part of that, but I didn’t stand alone.”

The Bears issued a statement denying what Angelo alleged.

“We were surprised by Jerry’s comments and do not know what he is referring to,” the Bears said.

However, former Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson said that he's aware of domestic violence incidents that went unpunished.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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