Bears Chairman George McCaskey voted against 17th game, providing opposition to the NFL’s landmark move

CHICAGO — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stamped this week’s approval of a 17-game regular season schedule as “a monumental moment” in league history. But the vote to push forward with an extra game for every team wasn’t unanimous. According to multiple league sources, Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey voted against the schedule expansion, a revelation first reported Wednesday by ESPN’s Seth Wickersham. McCaskey hasn’t yet been made available to comment on his dissenting vote and will be pressed on the matter whenever he speaks next. Heading into training camp in 2019, McCaskey expressed …

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