Dan Hampton, former Bears great, arrested in Indiana on OWI charge

Dan Hampton, former Bears great, arrested in Indiana on OWI charge

November 28, 2021

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Dan Hampton, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman who was a part of the Chicago Bears Super Bowl-winning team during the 1985 season, was arrested in Indiana earlier this month.

Hampton was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated on Nov. 20, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. Police said he was released from the Lake County Jail on bond on Nov. 21.

Pro Football Hall of Fame member Dan Hampton is honored at halftime during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Bears at Soldier Field on Oct. 31, 2016, in Chicago.
(Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Rich Stadium on Oct. 7, 1979, in Orchard Park, New York.  
(George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

His career was with riddled with injuries. He played in 157 games but 10 knee surgeries forced him to play fewer than 12 games four times during his great career.

Hampton was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002 alongside George Allen, Dave Casper, Jim Kelly and John Stallworth.

Dan Hampton was arrested in Indiana in 2021 on OWI charges.
(Lake County Jail)

Hampton’s had trouble with the law in the past. In 2002, he was sentenced to a week in jail after pleading guilty to drunk driving charges and was fined and ordered to attend alcohol education classes. CBC Sports reported it was his second arrest in the last five years.

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