Jay Cutler fined $10,000 for taunting

AP

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was fined $10,000 for taunting, after flipping the ball at Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson last week, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.

Cutler was scrambling, and heading out of bounds, when he stiff-armed Jefferson and then tossed the ball at him in a mocking manner.

During his radio show Monday, Cutler said he had to hold himself to the same standard he’d hold others to.

“I’ve got to be smarter than that,” he said. “If anyone else on offense had done that I would have probably yelled at him like it can’t happen here. I can’t do it again obviously.”

Cutler’s never been ashamed to bark at others for their misdeeds, so at least he understands he put his team in a bad spot, as hilarious as it might have been.

55 responses to “Jay Cutler fined $10,000 for taunting

  1. Well darn, there goes the money for his chin implant. Thank God he turned down the Buc’s overtures to come play here in Tampa.

  2. Okay, I agree flipping the ball at Jefferson was a dumb move, for which a flag was thrown…But a fine?

    Roger must have an especially long Christmas list this year.

  3. the owners and Goodell hates the players…this is an emotional game of highs and lows, so what if he taunts, these fines are just ridiculous, Goodell want the players to act like robots..geez

  4. I understand Jared Allen getting fined for his hit, but Cutler getting fined? For this? I thought it was hilarious, and I’m (unfortunately) a Viking fan.

  5. wludford says: Nov 30, 2012 6:07 PM

    “Hopefully he’ll go down again soon so we won’t have to listen to him for another year.”

    Wishing injury on a player is such a classy move on your part…It’s too bad the rest of us have to listen to you.

  6. I can’t imagine the profanities and insults Refs hear players throw around yet they flag you (and fine turns out) for flipping the ball at an opponent? The same opponent that would probably dance and celebrate if he was able to sack Cutler. No flags for that though.

  7. The No Fun League just took it up a notch…INSANE!!! Can you imagine what REAL taunting would look like? It’s like saying playing Country-Western music for Al-Qaeda detainees is ‘torture’. Well…Nevermind…You get my point.

  8. I am A Redskins fan and I beleive D. Hall deserves everything he got, But I saw what Cutler did and This is really sad for the NFL, but mainly for Goodall. He must be real Proud!!! Come on Owners get rid of this guy or the NFL will mean Not For Long. (as said in a Movie)

  9. Haha! Good, DOUCHE! Cutler is that nerd who thinks he’s one of the cool kids on the playground, unfortunately for him everyone else sees him as the dorky ass wuss that he is… What a turd and a mediocre player, I can always rest assured that his lack of integrity and selfishness will always keep him from ever getting good or going all the way

  10. Apparently fines aren’t just for dangerous acts on the field , pretty soon players will be fined for not smiling enough and saying sorry for beating the other team …..

  11. Folks, the New Fine Happy League will eventually trickle down to the fan base with increased ticket prices.

    These assin9 fines need to end and soon !

  12. For all the dopey Cutler haters. He is 15 – 5 in his last 20 starts. He led the Bears to an 11-5 season and the NFC championship in 2009. A 7-3 record and sure playoff spot last year if not for injury. Again, this year heading for the playoffs with an 8-3 record. All with the worst line in football. Before you try to discredit with the Bears dominate defense crap, look what that defense has done without him – lose. You sad sack bottom feeders in Detroit and Tampa wish you had a QB that could actually win. Eat it!

  13. Mature statement by Cutler, but please, 10 Gs for taunting, if you even want to call it that.

    Some of these fines by the NFL are borderline ridiculous. And I’m a Packers fan.

  14. A four game suspension and a $100,000 fine the next time Cutler acts out.

    Does this guy even have a clue how an NFL quarterback or an average adult for that matter is supposed to conduct himself ?

    What a whining, sniveling little brat this clown is.

  15. As others have said, they’re now fining players for taunting which is nuts. A flag was thrown, the yards marked off.

    Why even bother with the flags on the field anymore. Speed the game up, no penalties ever just fine players after the fact.

    Imagine how great that would be for the fans. We could actually get through a game in less than 3 hours and all action.

  16. Good job Goodell–that will prevent those concussions!

    Hey, here’s an idea–how about not wasting time and resources on arbitrary fines and putting forth a legitimate effort of figure out how to prolong the careers of NFL players? At this point all we’re doing is waiting to see who the next Dave Duerson or Junior Seau is going to be.

  17. Dumb move by Cutler, but a flag is enough, and I’m a vikes fan.

    Borderline career ending move given his o-line and concussion history. He’s the last person who should taunt somebody.

  18. Want more proof Goddell pulls fines out of a hat?

    Josh Morgan flips the ball at Cortland Finnegan gets a flag, 15-yard penalty, the L, and $7, 875 fine.

  19. Every team in the league think they can bully and beat up on CUTLER well now he showing them that it aint happening. thats why the stiff arm and throwing the ball at them is starting to happen. I dont blame him when every game somebody takes a shot at him. Cutler should start fighting back.

  20. When are they going to fine the guys who make a tackle and then stand directly over and stare down at their opponent?

    If I were the guy on the ground, I’d put the top of my helmet straight into the guys groin while getting up, and we’d see how soon he’s eager to try it again.

  21. jtmartinez34 says: Nov 30, 2012 6:49 PM

    For all the dopey Cutler haters. He is 15 – 5 in his last 20 starts. He led the Bears to an 11-5 season and the NFC championship in 2009. A 7-3 record and sure playoff spot last year if not for injury. Again, this year heading for the playoffs with an 8-3 record. All with the worst line in football. Before you try to discredit with the Bears dominate defense crap, look what that defense has done without him – lose. You sad sack bottom feeders in Detroit and Tampa wish you had a QB that could actually win. Eat it!

    ———————–

    Imagine if the Bears had an actual NFL O-line. They would be unstoppable. I lived in Chicago from 1978-88, and watched the Bears every week. I saw them go from Payton left, Payton right, Payton middle, punt, to the Superbowl.

    The last good QB Chicago has was Jim McMahon. People rag on him, but he ran the Bears very well. At one point, the Bears were 26-0 in games McMahon played at least one half. Unfortunately, injuries limited his career (Charles Martin, I’m looking at you), and the Bears have not had much luck in the QB position since. (It almost seems at times that they don’t even value the position, in some weird way. He’s just the guy to hand off the ball to the RB.)

    They’re starting to get away from the 3 yards and a cloud of dust school of football, but they still need to improve their O-line. If they can keep Cutler upright they have a much better chance of winning. If they can’t protect Cutler, they definitely need a better backup QB. The Caleb Haney and Jason Campbell stuff ain’t working. (Although, it you have an O-line that isn’t a turnstile, your backup QB has a much better chance of success).

    I wasn’t a Cutler fan at first, but despite his apparent poor attitude, he does a heck of a job, considering how little time he typically has to throw the football. You are what your record says you are, and Cutler’s record says he’s a winner.

  22. thepvyharvin says:
    Nov 30, 2012 7:58 PM

    Cutler is a sissy. Yep

    ======================================

    Sissy, Cutler played the remaining 5 minutes of the 1st half, and the start of the 3rd with a torn MCL in the NFC champioship game.

    He completed a game against the Giants with a concussion. He played 2 series with a broken thumb against San Diego which he later had surgery with pins placed in his thumb. He played 2 series against the Texans with a concussion. Sissy, I think not.

    Cutler would bend you into a pretzel and take your lunch money as you cry for mommy !

  23. I can’t stand the Bears and I think Cutler is a big baby, but to fine him for flipping the football to someone is just plain stupid. It cost them 15 yards, that was penalty enough. It’s not like he hurt someone or hit them in the head. Just stupid.

  24. Fines are getting a little out of hand.

    I’m not particularly sure why it was fined – my family ‘rewound’ it multiple times because it was hilarious!

  25. alewatcher says:
    You are what your record says you are, and Cutler’s record says he’s a whiner
    ———————————————————-
    … fixed, thank you 😉

  26. Why doesn’t anyone want to talk about how gnarly that stiff arm was? He absolutely tossed that guy. How many QBs do that? I’d say that any defender getting rocked like that by a QB stiff arm deserves to be taunted.

  27. Cutler always looked like a serial killer to me, but he wins more than he loses, and he can take a punch. He might be a giant douche, but I have a grudging respect for his game.

  28. jtmartinez34 says: Nov 30, 2012 6:49 PM

    For all the dopey Cutler haters. He is 15 – 5 in his last 20 starts. He led the Bears to an 11-5 season and the NFC championship in 2009. A 7-3 record and sure playoff spot last year if not for injury. Again, this year heading for the playoffs with an 8-3 record. All with the worst line in football. Before you try to discredit with the Bears dominate defense crap, look what that defense has done without him – lose. You sad sack bottom feeders in Detroit and Tampa wish you had a QB that could actually win. Eat it!

    Not losing because of our QB in Detroit semen rag. Our QB is on pace for another 5k season and Calvin is about to break Jerry Rice’s single season receiving yards record…lemme know when a Bear does any of that huh. BTW, what will be your excuse when you get bounced in January THIS TIME?

  29. Look! I’m not a true bears fan, but, this is bs!!! the nfl is turning into the ffl thanks to goodell. Flag Football League. It’s kinda like the fact that you cant spank the kids anymore. so the next time they get in trouble im gonna fine them Christmas.

  30. Good to see more fans – the knowledgeable ones – who are not falling for the BS comments being spewed by the Cutler-hating crowd.

    I love that Jay is the Bears QB, and to be honest I believe he is the best option for this team, although Aaron Rodgers would also have success behind our dreadful o-line, since GB has the same issues up front.

    As for ‘elite’ guys like the Mannings, Brees, and Brady, I doubt they’d be half as good playing with the lack of protection and average (except for Marshall this year) WR corps Cutler has endured since arriving in Chicago.

    Just sayin’…

  31. This just shows the same side of Cutler the whole league has seen for years… even when he has his team playing playoff football… he can’t help but be proud and draw flags… if he ever grows up he could be a great QB…

  32. ” I’ve got to be smarter than that.”

    Intelligence isn’t something that one chooses. One either has it or one doesn’t. Guess what, Jay…

  33. thepvyharvin says:
    Nov 30, 2012 7:58 PM
    Cutler is a sissy. Yep

    ————————————————–

    If your team can’t win with Ponder you might as well call the opposing team’s QB a sissy right? Feel better?

  34. This fine is a joke. His mistake cost his team a 15 yard penalty, that was sufficient punishment! Good lord. I think the NFL hierarchy is starting to act like a bunch of liberal’s at this point.

  35. dj121191 says:
    Nov 30, 2012 6:08 PM
    are they going to start fining for false starts too?

    this is ridiculous he got flagged for it, there is no need to add a fine.
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    I think Cutler seems to be an A-hole but I do agree.

  36. @darthhitman77

    Are you serious about the Lions?
    The same team that has 13 turnovers in 3 games…against The Bears.

    Take your records. They’ll be the only thing you can be proud of as you hate on the Bears from your couch while we’re in the playoffs.

  37. Yeah, well, put me down for agreeing with this one. They are slapping defender’s with $30K fines for mussing a QB’s hair, and he’s baiting them!? A little fairness and common sense.

  38. Hahah, are you serious? Coming from a diehard Packers fan, this is ridiculous. 10,000 $ for flipping a ball towards a player?

  39. whats going to happen one day when the bears, marshal and cutler are all playing bad? If cutler cant keep t together when they are winning it scares me to see how he acts when they aren’t a playoff team

  40. What happen to the Houston player who tossed the ball at the Lion player on the kick off on Thanksgiving day? I know he was called for taunting, never heard anything about a fine.
    I could see if a player wound up and bounced the ball off the back of his head but, some players toss the ball back to the ref harder than that!
    BTW- what happens to all that fine money anyway?

  41. Cutler will go 13-3 and lead the BEARS deep into the playoffs. and if he has any good luck at all with his offensive line. The Chicago Bears will WIN the Superbowl.

  42. I remember thinking what the heck when Troy Brown of all people got a taunting penalty back in 06 for flipping the ball. He didn’t seem even to see the other player there, wasn’t intentional at all. Don’t think he got fined though.
    I’m glad I got to watch an NFL where stuff like this was taken care of on the field by the players instead of in the NFL “courtroom” though.

  43. If Rodgers or Brady did this, not only wouldn’t there be a fine, but they would be praised on Sportscenter for their gumption.

  44. cornersss says: Dec 1, 2012 8:00 AM

    “whats going to happen one day when the bears, marshal and cutler are all playing bad? If cutler cant keep t together when they are winning it scares me to see how he acts when they aren’t a playoff team”

    If a mere ball flip has you this scared, maybe watching NFL football isn’t meant for your tender sensibilities.

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