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Urlacher Ordered to Parenting Class

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jul 12, 2007 10:44PM

2007_07_sports_urlacher_custody_battle.jpgBears linebacker Brian Urlacher seems to have a history of questionable taste in the women he gets involved with. Now one, a former exotic dancer with whom he has a two-year old son, is causing problems for the superstar.

A Will County judge presided over a two-day hearing this week, in which Urlacher asked that former lover Tyna Robertson be held in contempt for violating his offseason visitation schedule with his son, Kennedy. Robertson accuses Urlacher of using his celebrity and profession to get preferential treatment from a previous judge. Because of the high level of enmity between the parents, the judge ordered that both must attend parent classes in order to learn how to act in a civil manner toward each other.

Both must complete the course -- albeit not together -- before a September hearing in which the judge will make her ruling. Urlacher was asking for four overnight visits to make up for ones he missed because Robertson failed to meet to drop off their son; for Robertson to deliver their son directly to his home in Lake Forest for those makeup dates; and for $15,000 in court fees. Should the judge find in favor or the Bears' linebacker, will Robertson again cry foul? Or will she finally let Urlacher spend some father-son time with his little guy?

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