Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Cutler on bounties: Can't cross that line
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Tuesday he wasn't shocked when he heard the audio of former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams telling his players to injure San Francisco 49ers players, but he did think it crossed a line.
"It didn't shock me, but it's definitely a line you can't cross," Cutler said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "You can't say that. You can't condone that. You can't instruct your guys to go out and play like that. Guys are going to take head shots. They're goign to take shots. They're going to hit you as hard as they possibly can. That's the game.
"Whenver you start instructing guys to take head shots and give guys concussions especially with the way the commissioner is coming down on those types of hits and concussions and emphasis on that, you're going to pay a severe penalty."