Lake Forest, Ill. — Former Bears defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff threatened team staff and said he “felt like killing everybody in the building” the day before he was cut, according to a suburban Chicago police report released Friday.
Ratliff also said, “’I am the devil” and he wished staff member’s children would die, the Lake Forest police report dated Oct. 21 said.
He was seen that day having an animated discussion with Bears general manager Ryan Pace in the parking lot outside of Halas Hall.
The Bears cut Ratliff on Oct. 22, the day after the incident.
“We were concerned for the building and that’s why the police were called,” Bears coach John Fox said.
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