Bears kicker Gould rips Soldier Field

Gould blasts Soldier Field, then apologizes

Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould ripped the surface at Soldier Field and then apologized for it.

Gould blasted the field on Wednesday, saying he might have to think about re-signing with Chicago when his contract expires after next season. He told reporters he hopes to remain with the Bears but isn't sure he wants ''to deal with that as I get older as a kicker.''

He says the field has been ''a lot softer'' than in previous years.

Later, however, the Bears issued a statement from Gould in which he apologized to the grounds crew and said he has ''since learned a lot more about the NFL's policies and the measures that are taken at Soldier Field to ensure a reliable and safe playing surface.''

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