After two days of sobbing uncontrollably into their mustaches, Bears fans can smile and eat their deep dish pizzas topped with polish sausages and sauerkraut again: Devin Hester is finally back in camp!
The CHICAGO SUN-TIMES reports that Hester’s two-day holdout ended as abruptly as it began this morning, when the wily return man “reported at breakfast this morning, in time for a morning weightlifting session and today’s 3 p.m. practice.”
Why the sudden change in heart?
ROTOWORLD probably said it best with this comment yesterday:
This one’s easy to see through; Hester is paying $15,000+ in daily fines and would lose a credited year by holding out past August 5, postponing his ability to hit unrestricted free agency in 2010. Hester’s agent would be doing his client a huge disservice by letting him skip more than two weeks of work.
And while it wasn’t exactly a hunger strike, Hester might have made an even greater sacrifice than the Gandhis of the world by giving up the ability to buy another one these bad boys:
Devin Hester, they’re right about you. You are ridiculous!