Former Chicago bear Dan Hampton faces driving after the youngest in northwest Indiana while being charged while drunk – CBS Chicago
WINFIELD, Ind. (CBS) – Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton was recently arrested for driving drunk behind the wheel in northwest Indiana, officials said Friday.
The Lake County Sheriff’s office reported that Winfield, Indiana police arrested Hampton – a resident of that township – at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 20 the next morning, the sheriff’s office said.
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While the arrest took place almost a week ago, the information about it was released on Friday.
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CNN reported that Hampton was also arrested on January 28, 2002 for drunk driving and sentenced to one week in prison. He did so shortly before his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the 2002 report said.
The CNN report said Hampton was also arrested for drunk driving in 1996 and 1997.
Hampton – nicknamed “Danimal” – played for the Bears from 1979 to 1990 and was on the 1985 classic team that won Super Bowl XX. According to his Pro Football Hall of Fame biography, he received six first- or second-team All-Pro Honors as a defensive tackle or defensive end.
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Hampton now hosts “The Hamp & O’B Show” with former Bears defensive end Ed O’Bradovich on WGN Radio. Hampton was back on the radio this week.