BY JOE HOSEY Joliet Herald News

MOTHER UPSET | Tells court she”ll allow visits if dad stops ”confusing” boy

Football tough guy Brian Urlacher dresses his son in pink Cinderella diapers and paints the 3-year-old”s toenails blue, the child”s mother charged in Will County court Tuesday.

The mother, Tyna Robertson, threatened to block Urlacher from seeing the boy if the beefy linebacker keeps it up.

Urlacher”s attorney, Anita Ventrelli, filed a motion trying to stop Robertson from keeping 3-year-old Kennedy away from Urlacher.

Robertson, in court for a hearing on the motion, said she would allow the visitation, as long as Urlacher puts away the Bears-blue nail polish and puts their son in gender appropriate pull-up diapers.

After the hearing, Robertson claimed her son has become confused by the toenail panting and wearing pull-ups designed for little girls.

“He pulls down his pants and says, ”Mommy, look how pretty they are,” ” she said.

Robertson also said Kennedy told her, “Big boys paint their nails,” and said he refused to take a bath for two days to keep the blue polish on his nails from washing off.

“He”d say, ”Mommy, I don”t want to get my nails wet. I don”t want to mess them up,”” she said. “It took two hours to get him in the bath.”

Robertson said her pleas to Urlacher to get him to cease the toenail painting and Cinderella diapering went unheeded.

“He says he can do whatever he wants,” Robertson said. “[Urlacher said], ”It doesn”t make him feminine. It doesn”t make him gay.”

She said, “You”re confusing him, if he”s a boy or a girl.”

Asked to comment on the toenail and diaper claims, Ventrelli shot back, “Typical Tyna, talking to the press, as in virtually every other instance.” He declined further comment.

Robertson”s lawyer, Alice Wilson, backed Robertson”s allegations that Kennedy was being dressed in Cinderella diapers and getting his toenails painted, but stopped short of blaming Urlacher.

Robertson showed no such reluctance. “It”s Brian and Brian”s girlfriend,” she said. “It”s happened on five consecutive visits.”

At the hearing, Wilson petitioned to have the case moved to Cook County. She argued that since Urlacher lives in Lake County and Robertson recently moved from Bolingbrook to Burr Ridge (which sits in Cook and DuPage counties), there is no point in keeping the case in Will County.

The case, for now, is staying in Will.