Bears Reportedly May Protest Playing at TCF Bank Stadium
Vikings players have expressed concern about the safety of playing at TCF Bank Stadium Monday night. The Bears may take it one step further.
According to reports, the Bears might file a protest about playing the game at the University of Minnesota's football field because of safety concerns. The league is planning on the game being played at that venue, although that may change if the venue can't be properly prepped in time.
Meanwhile, players are worrying about the frozen turf, which lacks heating coils under the surface like other cold-weather venues.
Bears safety Chris Harris commented on his Twitter page, saying, "Players have concerns of traction n the impact of falling on surface that could be as hard as asphalt. What if ur head hits it."
Vikings linebacker Ben Leber has previously expressed skepticism that anything could be done to change the NFL's mind if they decide that TCF Bank Stadium is suitable to play in.
"I think this is too big of a situation when it comes down to money and ticket sales for us to have a big enough voice to say, 'You have to move the game or we're not going to play.' I think we're pretty much bound to our contract that we have, and there's not much else we can do about it."