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 LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -Pro Bowl defensive tackle Tommie Harris would not explain why the Chicago Bears suspended him for last week's game against Detroit.
``That situation is over with,'' he said.
Although Harris would not discuss the reasons behind the suspension on Wednesday, he did tell the Chicago Tribune last week that he had been late to treatments on his injured left knee and was upset over the recent out-of-wedlock birth of his first child.
Harris said he's in a better mind frame now and is ``very confident'' his problems are behind him.
``I'm relying on Jesus now,'' he said. ``I was going back-and-forth on my relationship with Christ. I know that's No. 1 in my life. If that is not right with me, nothing is right.''
ter sitting out the previous game against Philadelphia, but the team told him to stay home instead.
Coach Lovie Smith indicated that if Harris misses this week's game at Atlanta, it'll be because of his knee and not last week's blowup.
``We disciplined him last week,'' Smith said. ``He's just like the rest of the guys right now. We're judging him based on what he does on the practice field.''
A bigger issue is whether Harris can regain his Pro Bowl form.
Smith said, ``There's no reason why he can't.''
Harris said, ``I'm just relying on God.''
He apologized to teammates and fans while acknowledging: ``I carry a lot of stuff, different things I know I shouldn't but that's what happens when you're disconnected. I feel like I'm going back to what's working. That's where I'm at. I look forward to seeing you guys Sunday and just pray for me.''
In other news, cornerback Nathan Vasher practiced on a limited basis and isn't sure he'll play this week after missing Sunday's game because of a wrist injury.
``It's getting a whole lot better,'' he said.
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