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Should Have Beat His Meat Instead

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Feb 8, 2005 6:38PM

2005_02_sports_duerson_hotdogs.jpgFormer Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson allegedly beat his wife in a South Bend, Indiana hotel room this weekend. According to police, he was charged after he "physically tossed his wife, Alicia, against the wall in a fit of rage."

In South Bend at the time of the incident to attend a Notre Dame Board of Trustees meeting, he was forced to resign from the board on Monday following the incident.

After playing collge football at Notre Dame, Duerson played 11 seasons in the NFL. He played for the Chicago Bears from 1983 - 1989 before spending a season with the Giants and three with the Cardinals. He played in 4 Pro Bowls and won Super Bowls with the Bears in 1986 and the Giants in 1991. He also was named the 1987 NFL Man of the Year and the 1988 NFL Humanitarian of the Year, in recognition of his charitable work with substance abuse prevention and the Special Olympics.

Since retiring from football he has been involved in the sausage business. He is founder and CEO of Duerson Foods, which makes sausage for fast food restaurants -- primarily Burger King. No word on whether or not he supplies Burger Delights.