Crashed Black Lamborghini Roadster near Devon Avenue on I-94.
A crashed 2007 Lamborghini Roadster was found about 3:14 a.m. against a guard rail off the shoulder of the northbound lanes of Interstate Highway 94 near Devon Avenue [MAP/SAT]. The car was damaged and abandoned.
Temporary Texas license plates were on the car and Illinois license plates registered to Lance Briggs were found inside the $350,000 car.
Police are uncertain whether Briggs himself was driving the car when it crashed
Briggs was a third round draft pick (68th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2003 NFL Draft. In 2004 he led the team in tackles with 168, and was elected as a second alternate to the Pro Bowl. In 2005, Briggs was selected to represent the National Football Conference in the 2006 Pro Bowl. However, Briggs drew controversy when he refused to attended the Bears’ summer camp, resulting in a temporary demotion.
On the morning of March 3, 2007, Briggs was featured The Mike North Morning Show, and stated he was upset with the amount of money he was currently earning. Briggs later stated he enjoys his teammates, coaches and fans, but was fed up with the organization. He later went on to state he no longer wanted to be a Bear, and demanded a trade. Briggs also made his unhappiness known in a March 2007 interview with a Chicago radio station in which he said “I’ll do everything that’s within my power to not be with this organization.”
On March 12, 2007 Briggs announced he no longer considers himself a member of the Chicago Bears. During a cell phone interview with FOXsports.com Briggs said “I am now prepared to sit out the year if the Bears don’t trade me or release me, I’ve played my last snap for them. I’ll never play another down for Chicago again.” In explaining his demands, he said “The Bears have shown I’m not in their long-term plans so if that’s the case, I don’t want to be here.”
Briggs came to terms with the Bears on July 25, and accepted a 7.2 Million dollar contract.
Human Errors …
Driver fled the scene … that’s certain. Was there something illegal going on? … DUI, possession of substances or other illegal items … that’s what people suspect when someone flees the scene.
If Briggs wasn’t the driver, he may have lent his car to another irresponsible driver. That’s a pretty big mistake considering the cost of the car and the availabiliy of horsepower in the wrong hands.
For the respect of a player’s own body for health and sports performance and for the respect of teammates, a player better have a pretty good reason (some kind of emergency) to be out at 3:00 a.m. the night before an early morning practice while in season.