Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Rosenbloom has apologized after receiving a lot of heat from Georgia fans for his column on Roquan Smith.
One day after penning a column calling out the Chicago Bears draft pick and former Georgia star after his car being broken into, and wondering how a newly drafted player could afford an expensive car such as a 2018 BMW X5, a mea culpa has been issued.
I screwed up.
In this space Wednesday, I wrote about Bears first-round draft pick Roquan Smith having some valuables stolen, including his Bears playbook iPad. The items were taken from Smith’s 2018 BMW X5 while it was parked near his apartment, and I criticized the Georgia linebacker for not only failing to protect the team-issued iPad but also perhaps contributing to the incident.
The police report said Smith might’ve accidentally unlocked his car at 2:30 a.m. when returning to the vehicle with a friend. I wrote that it was hard to wipe away the impression that the Bears’ pick was sloppy and unreliable in this episode.
That is all a prelude to explain that I, too, was sloppy and unreliable when writing this about his new car:
Listen, rook, you can’t lose your playbook. You just can’t, especially when you haven’t run a single play yet. The playbook must be protected at all times. The playbook is the team’s bible. You don’t put the bible at risk in a car overnight.