McCaskey: Urlacher simply honest about concussions

ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer Published:

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey says Brian Urlacher was simply being honest when he told HBO he would hide concussion symptoms from team doctors.

He also was quick to point out his star linebacker didn't say that was the right thing to do.

McCaskey says players don't want to let down teammates and coaches, that they have a "warrior mentality."

He spoke Wednesday at a safety forum for high school coaches and players at the team's headquarters.

Urlacher caused a stir when he told HBO during a "Real Sports" taping that he wouldn't be honest with team doctors if he thought he had a concussion.