Bears' Trubisky Ate Hot Dogs With Ketchup, Will Try To Change

May 05, 2019 - 10:24 am


Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky agrees he may have committed an infraction three or four years ago, which was the last time he had a hot dog. His choice of topping then: ketchup.

In Chicago, of course, that is not looked upon favorably. “Chicago style” is anchored by mustard. The only tomato product is actual tomato slices, in addition to a variety of other toppings (the other items, if the dog is "dragged through the garden": chopped white onions, flourescent green pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, pickled sport peppers and celery salt).

“I’ve got to have the Chicago-style, I’ve got to get out and try it, so everyone’s not mad at me,” a smiling Trubisky told WBBM Newsradio’s Kevin Jackman as the QB made a promotional appearance this weekend. “I can only be honest: The last time I had a hot dog was only ketchup, and that’s how I ate them growing up.

“Now that I’m in Chicago, I’ve got to get out and put more toppings on my hot dog.”

Trubisky said if that’s the most controversy-generating comment he’s made, he’s doing all right. Trubisky was talking about food late last week on a syndicated radio show when hot dogs came up.

“There could be worse things," he said.

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