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Bears rally around troubled teammate Tank Johnson

Updated: December 18, 2006, 1:52 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Bears rallied to the defense of teammate Tank Johnson and tried to deflect attention from his legal troubles after beating Tampa Bay 34-31 in overtime on Sunday.

"I support him 100 percent, but that's not even the issue right now," cornerback Charles Tillman said. "We're 12-2, that's the issue. We're playing for the moment, the now -- the now."

Clayton's take

Contrary to what the Bears are saying publicly, ESPN.com's John Clayton says Tank Johnson's days ...

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