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Lewd song haunts Bears draft pick

May 1, 2007 at 1:44 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, May 1 (UPI) -- Greg Olsen, the top draft pick for the Chicago Bears, has come under fire for a rap song he recorded that included many slurs against women.

Olsen -- then known as "G-Reg" -- recorded the song "7th Floor Crew" with a rap group of the same name in 2003 while a college freshmen. The group reportedly named themselves after the seventh floor of a University of Miami dormitory, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday.

The song sparked a brief controversy at the school when it came to light in 2005 and the school's athletic director, Paul Dee, issued a formal apology.

However, Olsen's new NFL career has brought new attention to the song and its lewd lyrics.

Bears communications director Scott Hagel said the recording was a thing of the "in the distant past" and was "a one-time issue."

Olsen himself offered an apology through the team.

''As a freshman, a few of my friends and I recorded a song that was written for us," Olsen said. "It was an immature mistake on my part, and I certainly recognize it was wrong. I am not proud of what we did and have become a more mature person over the past three years."

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