Hampton says he'll skip '85 Bears White House party

September 29, 2011 2:51:46 PM PDT
Longtime Chicago Bear Dan Hampton has decided not to attend a White House party honoring the 1985 championship season.

Hampton, whose play on the Bears' defensive line earned him induction into the NFL Hall of Fame, says he is "not a fan of the president" and was upset that his children were not invited.

The White House reception is scheduled for October 7th.

The 1985 Bears never got a White House reception back in 1986. It was canceled due to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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