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Chicago Bears hire Phil Emery, director of scouting for Kansas City, as new general manager

The Chicago Bears have hired Phil Emery, Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting, as their new general manager.

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears have hired Phil Emery, Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting, as their new general manager.

Emery was an area scout for the Bears from 1998-2004 and replaces Jerry Angelo, who was fired after an injury-riddled 8-8 season.

Emery and New England Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht were finalists, and both interviewed twice. The Bears also interviewed San Diego Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and current director of player personnel Tim Ruskell.

Bittersweet week for Robinson

HONOLULU — Despite making his first trip to Hawaii, it's been a bittersweet and exhausting week for Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson.

Robinson arrived in the islands Tuesday only to fly out after the next day's Pro Bowl practice to speak at the memorial services of his college coach, Joe Paterno. He then returned to Honolulu on Friday night on Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight's jet.

"Besides my religion and my mom, coach Paterno is the reason I'm here," Robinson said after practice Saturday for Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Besides Robinson, the Seahawks will have safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, cornerback Brandon Browner and running back Marshawn Lynch in the Pro Bowl.


• San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith was charged with driving under the influence in Miami Beach.

Miami-Dade County jail records show Smith was booked and held on $1,000 bond. Jail records did not show whether Smith was represented by an attorney.

A Miami-Dade County Corrections spokeswoman said Smith was arrested by Miami Beach police. A police spokesman said he had no information immediately available.

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