LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould ripped the surface at Soldier Field and then apologized for it.
Gould blasted the field on Wednesday, saying he might have to think about re-signing with Chicago when his contract expires after next season. He told reporters he hopes to remain with the Bears but isn't sure he wants "to deal with that as I get older as a kicker."
He says the field has been "a lot softer" than in previous years.
Later, however, the Bears issued a statement from Gould in which he apologized to the grounds crew and said he has "since learned a lot more about the NFL's policies and the measures that are taken at Soldier Field to ensure a reliable and safe playing surface."
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