With training camp on the horizon, Chicago Bears offensive lineman Charles Leno made his first big play of the season Wednesday.
Leno tweeted that while driving near Chicago he spotted a bus bedecked with Bears logos and painted in the team’s colors on the side of the road. Leno, a Boise State graduate, pulled over to offer his assistance and took photos with the fans gassing up the bus.
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One of the men, Jim Martin, later tweeted an update that the bus was gassed up and headed to Iowa for a bike race. Martin said “it was great to meet (Leno)“ and that there would be a great story to start the trip. Leno pulled over just after Martin’s group had called a mechanic, who was on his way.
Leno had some fun with the incident, saying that he didn’t want to go into camp with any bad karma. He was asked by a fan if he would stop for a Green Bay Packers bus. Leno tweeted, “Is this even a question??? NO”
The Bears reported to training camp Thursday in Bourbonnais, Ill. Leno was a seventh-round pick by the Bears in 2014, but has started at left tackle in 30 games the past two seasons. He signed a four-year, $38 million extension with the team in August, $21.5 million of it guaranteed.