• Aug 27, 2007
A Lamborgini Murcielago Roadster owned by Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs was found crashed and empty on I-94 in Chicago early this morning. Illinois State Police say it's not clear whether the all-star was driving at the time of the crash, and Briggs has not yet been charged with any crime. In photos of the accident, it looks like the Lambo might have tried to tackle an opposing team's light pole. We suspect the pole could be cited for holding.

Police say Briggs did, however, call them Monday morning to "discuss" the crash and will interview the football player sometime today. Police also have revealed that the car was not reported stolen.

The Chicago Tribune says Briggs' teammates were expressing support for their fellow Bear, even Lamborghini-owner Nathan Vasher. "I have no idea what happened with Lance," cornerback Nathan Vasher told the Tribune. "It's very unfortunate what happened."

Photos of the mangled Mucielago can been seen here and a video here.

[Source: Chicago Sports, The Chicago Tribune]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      C. Tutor (like many sports-hero followers), clearly finds this latest superstar crap funny. Forget the obnoxious---and in the case of Mike Vick, depraved---indulgences of spoiled, pompous, and uneducated athletes as they trip and fumble their way into the mainstream... we all know what the stats say about their future success come retirement. This Briggs case--more than likely a DUI he ran from---is 'cool' or funny because of the $Lambo$, his pro athlete status, or are concerned whether or not he is O.K. after this clearly harrowing 'accident.'
      The same brains believed Mike Vick was innocent because he said he was, then blamed his lawyer for the reverse statement, then blamed 'liberals' for critisizing their idol, then prayed for him ranting 'People over dogs.' Those in need of heroes stuff the pockets of these guys. YOU are their incomes. Why are you not yet nauseated every time you read about another sports flake doing those things that YOU are not allowed to get away with? Quite simply, if they're behavior is funny, you are as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the bears orginization has very strict rules about dealing with the police. lance knows all to well what will happen if he doesnt play nice. tank johnson was not able to play nice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's just not fair.....I'm a middle class working citizen and I'm sure that I will never get to drive a Lambo.....but one thing is for sure, if I do get into lots of money I will not trash such a beautiful set of wheels.....I guess I'm just frustrated.......
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm sure he crashed it in the middle of the night, abandoned it, and then didn't bother to tell anyone for perfectly good reasons. Yes, perfectly good reasons...
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks to be a lp640 too
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ah that'll buff right out...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow... good thing Justin was here to start a flame war over something that was neither malicious or disrespectful.

        Get over yourself Justin,.. it's just a saying.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow...good thing Rob was here to say what everyone now feels the need to say when another car crashes.

        *Yawn* It's getting pretty tired Rob.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So quick question,..
      If you were driving by and saw that on the side of the road, (and it was still driveable), would you have a legal case to claim it as your own and drive it away?

      I suppose probably not,.. but I bet Briggs would appreciate you removing the evidence for him.
        • 7 Years Ago
        So this is where a comprehensive understanding of the laws of the sea regarding salvage would be good.

        I think that, per international salvage laws, a craft like this (abandoned, but in reparable condition) may be salvaged at the cost of the salvager and the craft then reverts to his/ her ownership.

        Ah! For the law of the sea to apply to the North Coast of America.
      • 7 Years Ago
      anyone else think he may have left the scene of the accident because he was drunk?
        • 7 Years Ago
        That was my thought too...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Lamborghini vehicles are also available with black wheels from the factory. All lp640s now come with black wheels standard.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok, so he's got black wheels. That's what's in. Even Landrover offers STOCK black wheels on the RangeRovers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If he doesn't want the Lambo, I'll take it....after he fixes it of course.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can you say DUI? Don't kid yourself and say 'wait for details', you know exactly why he would leave the scene.
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