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Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:41 am
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

It all started in January, barely halfway through the NFC Championship Game between the Packers and Bears. Chicago quarterback Jay Culter left early in the third quarter with a knee injuy and didn't return. The problem: he didn't appeared injured enough for some fans, media and players. (Turns out, Cutler had Grade II MCL sprain so, yeah, it was plenty serious.) As a result, Twitter promptly blew up with thoughts from, well, everybody.

One of the most memorable tweets came courtesy of Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew: “Hey I think the urban meyer rule is effect right now... When the going gets tough........QUIT.. … All I'm saying is that he can finish the game on a hurt knee... I played the whole season on one...”

Surprisingly, that didn't go over well in Chicago. A few days later, Jones-Drew clarified his remarks to the Associated Press: “I never attacked him, called him soft or a sore loser. I never questioned his toughness. I think people took my joke out of context. I was taking at shot at Florida fans."

Fast-forward seven months and Jones-Drew was still being asked about the incident. In an interview with NFL Network, the Jags running back says he hasn't seen Cutler and he has no plans on apologizing if he does.

“I don’t regret anything I do,” Jones-Drew said, according to PFT.com. “You think about everything you put out there. I’m not going to be one of those guys to say, ‘I shouldn’t have done it.’ Because I did it. I knew what I was doing when I tweeted it. I just didn’t know that many people were following me at the time.”

We believe this is commonly referred to as the "Anthony Weiner defense" (made popular by Kenny Britt earlier this offseason).

“I haven’t gotten a chance to (talk to Cutler), but I wouldn’t apologize because I didn’t do anything wrong, I don’t think,” Jones-Drew said. “I didn’t commit a crime. I didn’t kill anyone or rape anyone or anything like that. I mean, I stated my opinion, and it seems like you get more backlash for that than committing a real crime in some sense. I feel like I didn’t do anything wrong, I just said what everybody else was thinking.”

Jones-Drew is right about that last part. Everybody was thinking that as they watched Cutler on the bench, appearing, well, uninjured.

But hey, it wasn't like MJD was the only guy making jokes about Cutler in recent months.

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Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:28 am
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

And I hate to break it to Maurice (who really must think our memories aren't that long), but didnt he sit out the last couple of games last season with the Jaguars still in contention? So unless the season got shortened to 14 games, he sure didnt play a whole season on a bad knee.



Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:19 am
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

Just to ask, how do u see a limp in a picture? Its so funny how many peopel are haters and want to see people fail for their own selfish reasons. Look in the mirror and think of ur life and what you quit everyday and what you drive through then times in by a trillion and think about it. Cutler, ever since college has been looked at and judged and held to this impossible standard. Lok at what he had to work with and what he accomplished in each stage of his career and then tell me he is a quiter. Funny thing is I am not a bears fan but the guy is no Randy Moss or Alber Haynesworth.



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:19 am
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

I never attacked him, called him soft or a sore loser. I never questioned his toughness. I think people took my joke out of context. I was taking at shot at Florida fans."
 Why do athletes continuously think the fans are idiots? Never questioned his toughness? Sure, he took a shot at Florida fans in his joke AIMED at Cutler calling him a quitter. Stop with the back tracking and idiotic explanations and just man up.



Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:55 am
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

I still think Cutler wussed out on his team. There were pictures of the dude walking around Beverly Hills a few days later with his girlfriend and shopping without any limp or visible sign of discomfort. I think Jay Cutler quit on his team that day in the playoffs and believe what I seen that day!   



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:55 am
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

another who cares article......



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:52 am
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

I feel like I didn’t do anything wrong, I just said what everybody else was thinking.”

Jones-Drew is right about that last part. Everybody was thinking that as they watched Cutler on the bench, appearing, well, uninjured.


It makes sense to call out Jay Cutler at that moment, everyone did and everybody called him soft. But after the facts, MJD be a man and say something to him. You just dont have to committ a crime to apologize, even if you committ a crime and apologize. The apology wont mean a thing. Apology matters when you realize you made a bad judmental reaction. In this case you did.


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