The Bears cut defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff on Thursday, but it sounds like things got really nasty 24 hours earlier when he got tossed out the door.
Ratliff, a veteran Pro Bowl player, got into a heated discussion with Bears GM Ryan Pace on Wednesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The "animated exchange" reportedly went down AFTER team security was called to throw Ratliff's 6'4", 287 pound ass out of the team facility.
TMZ Sports spoke to several Bears sources who said they had no idea Ratliff had been cut ... so, seems like the argument went down well after the locker room cleared following Wednesday's practice.
The Bears waited until Thursday to announce they were dropping Ratliff, but made no mention of the showdown with Pace. The team only said it was in its "best interest" to move on without Ratliff.