Bear's Israel Idonije receives Honorary Doctorate Sports Talk Florida | Jun 05, 2014 4:33pm What an Amazing Morning!! Thank You! ?@umanitoba: Israel Idonije speaking to the graduands at #umconcvocstion pic.twitter.com/azdWWjeLqk?— Israel (@iidonije) June 5, 2014 Chicago Bear Israel Idonije received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from University of Manitoba this morning. He is the first athlete in University history to receive this honor.