Ex-Bears LB Buffone dies at 70

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Longtime Chicago Bears linebacker Doug
Buffone has died at the age of 70, the team confirmed.

Police said Buffone was found dead in his Chicago home on Monday, according to
the Chicago Tribune.

“Today is a sad day for Bears nation,” tweeted former Chicago linebacker Brian
Urlacher, who played 13 seasons for the team before retiring in 2013. “We lost
one of our greats. Doug Buffone will be missed.”

Buffone played all 14 of his NFL seasons for the Bears between 1966 and 1979,
tied for the second-most in franchise history. He appeared in 186 games and
made 24 interceptions, tops all-time among Bears linebackers.