A lawsuit filed in 2021 against the Bears and defensive lineman Mario Edwards have been dismissed voluntarily. The woman who filed it plans to file it again.

Via the Chicago Tribune, Joann Blakney initiated a civil complaint last October against the team and Edwards. It accused Edwards of assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. It also alleged that the Bears engaged in negligent supervision and defamation. The lawsuit arose from an altercation occurring at a Charlotte hotel on October 17, 2020.