Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen tells the "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000 in Chicago that in a recent attempt to get in some on-field work during the lockout, a local high school kicked him off their field.
"I live right down the street from Stevenson (High School)," Olsen said via ESPN Chicago. "The other day I went out there, done it a bunch of times, and all of a sudden they kicked me off. I tried calling everyone over there to see if I could, and no one would call me back."
According to the report, Stevenson public information coordinator Jim Conrey is open to working out with something out with Olsen, and also shed some light on the policies regarding public use during school hours and liability issues.
"Here's my understanding--I believe he showed up unannounced during the school day and tried to go out on the field while we were trying to have phys ed classes," Conrey said. "One of the phys ed teachers asked him not to go out on the field."
Conrey added that Olsen "challenged" the decision, though whether or not that involved in a red flag and commentary from Mike Pereira is unknown.
Olsen's teammates on the Bears haven't had much difficulty finding a place in the Chicago area to stay in shape during the lockout.