New Zealand-born Paul Lasike released by Bears because of Visa problems

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View image | gettyimages.comThe Bears terminated the contract of former New Zealand rugby star Paul Lasike due to Work Visa issues.

Lasike was signed as a practice player, and the Bears released the New Zealand native after his first practice on Monday.

After signing with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent, Lasike didn’t make the 53-man roster and signed with the Bears. According to ESPN, Lasike needs to obtain a new Work Visa every team he switches teams.

There’s no indication when Lasike will be back with the Bears, but receiving a new Work Visa isn’t an easy process.

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