Cutler Fined $10,000 For Taunting Vikings Player
By Amy Cavanaugh in News on Dec 1, 2012 10:00PM
Several players, including Jay Cutler, racked up fines after Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Tribune reported that "Jay Cutler was fined $10,000 for taunting, according to a league source. He flipped the ball at Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson and was flagged late in the first quarter."
On Monday, Cutler addressed the flipping incident on WMVP-AM 1000. "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."Bears wide receiver Eric Weems told the Tribune he received a $7,875 fine for a late hit on Jefferson and plans on appealing the fine. Also fined were linebacker Brian Urlacher ($15,750 for a horse-collar tackle on Adrian Peterson) and Henry Melton ($7,875 for grabbing Peterson's facemask). Viking Jared Allen was fined $21,000 for his hit on Bears right guard Lance Louis, who tore his ACL and is out for the rest of the season.