A day after Vikings receiver Bobby Wade said that Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher called Bears quarterback Jay Cutler a “pussy” (which apparently is regarded by the media at large as being on par with certain four letter words starting with “f” or “c” . . . unless the media at large is simply a bunch a pussies), Urlacher and Cutler talked about their relationship.
“There’s nothing between us,” Cutler as he reported for training camp on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. “I just want to put that to rest. There never has been
anything between us.”
Said Urlacher: “I never said what I was quoted as saying and that’s it. I have a lot of respect for Jay. I think Jay knows that.”
So why would Wade make it all up? “I don’t know,” Urlacher said. “Maybe he’s jealous because we have a good quarterback now.”
Urlacher also made light of the situation in describing his first conversation with Cutler after the allegation surfaced.
“He called me and I said, ‘What’s up pussy, what are you doing?’” Urlacher said.
All that said, we think Urlacher would be — and should be — a lot more pissed off at Wade if Wade is flat-out making it all up.
Then again, maybe Urlacher is. And maybe he’s saving it for the first game between the two teams during the 2009 season.