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Ex-Bear Tommie Harris arrested in Wrigleyville

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 9:46 a.m. CST

(MCT) — Former Chicago Bear Tommie Harris was arrested in Wrigleyville overnight and charged with indecent exposure and threatening a police officer, officials said.

Harris was arrested in the 1000 block of West Eddy Street shortly before midnight, according to Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

He was charged with indecent exposure, urinating in public and simple assault. The simple assault charge was for threatening an officer, Sullivan said.

Harris, a former No. 1 draft pick of the Bears in 2004 out of Oklahoma, was a three-time Pro Bowl performer and a force in the middle of the defensive line for the 2006 Bears team that reached Super Bowl XLI. Slowed by knee and hamstring problems, he was released by the Bears in February 2011.

Harris has been out of football since being let go by the San Diego Chargers after the 2011 season. Harris played in 13 games for the Chargers last season and had three sacks.

Last February, Harris lost his wife Ashley, who died suddenly at 29 of a suspected brain aneurysm, leaving behind two young children. The couple had married on New Year’s Day.

Harris was scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 27.

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