Judge Orders Parenting Class for Urlacher

Bears linebacker, baby's mother squabble over visitation protocol
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2007 4:24 AM CDT
Judge Orders Parenting Class for Urlacher
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher answers questions while wearing a vitaminwater hat during the media session leading up to Super Bowl XLI at Dolphin Stadium in Miami in this Jan. 30, 2007, file. The NFL announced that Urlacher was being fined $100,000 for wearing the cap that promoted a sponsor...   (Associated Press)

After hearing both parties in a heated custody battle, a judge ordered the case suspended until Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher and his wife, former exotic dancer Tyna Robertson, both take parenting classes. Robertson had accused Urlacher of scheduling their son Kennedy's visits at difficult times for her.

Urlacher, in turn, contended that Robertson was erratic in bringing the child to designated rendezvous places. He and his ex-lover are now rarely on speaking terms. Said Robertson: "Based on his actions, he's not a good role model, and I pray that he changes." (More NFL stories.)

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