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Amukamara wins Good Guy Award from media


Veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara on Thursday was presented with the 2018 Bears Media Good Guy Award by the Chicago chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America.

The award is presented annually to the player who is voted most cooperative with the media. Amukamara also won the award in New York in 2015 when he played for the Giants.

"I learned all of my media training just from being in New York and watching the older guys like Justin Tuck and Eli [Manning] really handling media and knowing that you guys have a job to do," Amukamara told reporters.

"I put my own flair to it. I try to be as personable, authentic and transparent as I can and just try to give you guys as much insight as I'm allowed to do. Coaches love to keep everything in house, so I try to get as close to the edge as I can." 

Amukamara revealed that he would like to one day become a correspondent for E! News.

"Just knowing if I was on the other side, I wouldn't want the person to be as private and as closed up," Amukamara said. "I would want the person to at least give me something to go with, and that's what I try to do."

Amukamara is the sixth winner of the Bears Media Good Guy Award. Previous recipients have been Josh McCown (2013), Ryan Mundy (2014), Matt Slauson (2015), Tracy Porter (2016) and Zach Miller (2017).