03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Reeling Bears Spurn Bob Costas, NBC Sunday Night Football Interviews

In a sign of how difficult things have become in the Bears' world, the beleaguered team stunned a network giant Wednesday by rejecting NBC's request for prime-time access to coach Lovie Smith, quarterback Jay Cutler and general manager Jerry Angelo.

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