An NFL official confirmed a letter was sent to Bears running back Marion Barber earlier this week notifying the seven-year veteran he has not been in compliance with the league’s media relations policy, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.
Barber did not address the media Sunday after the 13-10 overtime loss in Denver. He made two critical mistakes in the game, falling out of bounds late in regulation and fumbling in overtime.
Barber, who routinely declines interview requests, avoided the media Wednesday but vowed to speak Thursday. If he fails to talk by Friday, he is expected to be assessed a $10,000 fine, according to a source. If Barber maintains his silence during the practice week and doesn’t speak to reporters after Sunday’s matchup with the Seahawks, he would face an additional $20,000 fine.