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Bears Star Lance Briggs:

I Really HOPE Michael Jackson

Didn't Abuse Bubbles

3/16/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0314-briggs-michael-jackson-getty-01Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is a huge animal lover -- and tells TMZ Sports he'd be EXTREMELY PISSED if he found out the abuse allegations about Michael Jackson's chimp Bubbles were true. 

As we previously reported, famed monkey specialist Jane Goodall claims Bubbles suffered serious physical abuse on MJ's watch -- though several other people who spent lots of time with the primate say it's total crap. 

"If that's true, it's despicable," Briggs said ... "I don't ever want any harm done to animals." 

But Lance says he isn't ready to condemn MJ yet -- "Just because [Jane] said he was beaten, doesn't mean it was. If she had proof, it'd be different." 

He continues, "I'm a fan of Michael's talent so it doesn't take away from that -- but my outlook of him as a person would change."

For the record, the MJ Estate has also denied that Bubbles was abused ... and says it still contributes money to the sanctuary where he now lives.

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21 COMMENTS

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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Sorry but Jane has no proof, she needs to stfu

185 days ago
2.

Osweetsarah    

It's rare to see a strong man stand up for animals. Way to go. No one should keep wild animals as pets. It's gross and abusive in its self.

185 days ago
3.

J    

SHUT UP ABOUT BUBBLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

185 days ago
4.

shakedoggy    

y wood mycle need 2 spank his own munkey wen he kood just pey peeple 2 do dat??

185 days ago
5.

HumanNature    

I DON'T BELIEVE THIS "LIAR AND PLAGIARIZER"!!!!


JANE GOODALL IMPLIED THAT MJ ABUSE BUBBLE!!!!!


SHE STOOD BY FOR YEARS AND DID ABSOLUTELY "NOTHING" TO HELP BUBBLE!!!!!


STFU JANE GOODALL

185 days ago
6.

HumanNature    

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL DID A DO***ENTARY ENTITLED: MICHAEL JACKSON AND BUBBLES: THE UNTOLD STORY

http://natgeotv.com/uk/michael-jackson-and-bubbles-the-untold-story


BUBBLES WAS NOT ABUSE!!!!!

185 days ago
7.

harvey is racist    

so this guy isnt too worried about the possibility that michael was having sex with little kids..

what sets him over the edge though is the fact that michael beat a chimp.

who's this idiot?

185 days ago
8.

Unbroken Chain    

Thus may actually be TE dumbest most irrelevant story I've ever seen on tmz and that's saying something. Who gives a sh@t!! My god. Lance Bruggs hopes a chimp wasn't beaten? Why would anyone care at all about that

185 days ago
9.

Bruce    

The question is - Who told Jane Goodall that Bubbles was beaten???? Jack Gordon? FORGET IT! He's a s*** bag, part of the dark side of Hollywood who's always has had wanted to put Michael Jackson down.

Can we just please stop believing straight away what's written if things are not validated as true?

185 days ago
10.

HumanNature    

Lets bust little wacko out of his wall & feed his bones to Bubbles.

185 days ago
11.

Choose Laughter    

Jane would say that because he was caged and treated as a human, I don't think MJ actually put his boots to him, settle down.

185 days ago
12.

mj fan forever    

He's just a huge moron who has nothing better to say to get more attention, because if he is a fan of Michael Jackson's talent should know that Michael Jackson would have never ever allowed such a thing. And should know by now that furthermore Jane Goodall wanted Michael Jackson to give her money that she didn't get and now sold her DESPICABLE BS to the media to get an easy buck. That's DESPICABLE, that someone having nothing better to say is even willing to give that disgusting money-grabber some credit for her DESPICABLE BS!!!

185 days ago
13.

MICHAEL X    

Bubbles was purchased from a laboratory, where Goodall was when Bubbles was used in experiments?

184 days ago

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