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Buster Skrine's Legal Woes: Former Bears Cornerback Now a Fugitive


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Vince Carbonneau
May 10, 2024  (12:31)
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A Sudden Fall from Grace: Former Bears Cornerback Buster Skrine Now a Fugitive

In a shocking development, former Chicago Bears cornerback Buster Skrine finds himself embroiled in severe legal troubles and is currently on the run. Skrine, who joined the Bears in 2019 with high hopes of bolstering their defense, is now fleeing from law enforcement, facing allegations of bank fraud in Canada.
A Promising Career Derailed
During his two seasons with the Bears, Skrine was a notable presence on the field, playing alongside talents like Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller. Over 28 games, he defended eight passes, forced three fumbles, and recorded 114 tackles. His 11-year NFL career, once filled with promise, has taken a troubling turn.
From NFL to Notoriety
Life after the NFL has been less than kind to Skrine. In August 2023, he was arrested by Canadian authorities who accused him of participating in a fraudulent scheme that stole over $100,000 from several banks across the country using counterfeit checks.
The situation worsened after Skrine, released on bail, missed a crucial court appearance scheduled for May 6, 2024. He also cut off his court-mandated GPS monitoring device, prompting a widespread manhunt by the authorities. This startling turn of events raises significant questions about how Skrine, with career earnings exceeding $40 million, could spiral into such a precarious situation.
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