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Poor, poor pitiful Jay Cutler

Feelings about the injured Bears quarterback have gone from disgust to compassion

Originally Published: January 27, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Two words I thought I'd never type after Jay Cutler's name: sympathetic figure.

But in four bizarre days, Cutler has gone from aloof, underachieving quarterback to accused quitter to owner of a partially torn MCL to -- wait for it -- heroic victim of a post-NFC Championship Game smear campaign.

And all because he hurt his knee.

In the weirdest of ways, Cutler and his Chicago Bears reputation are getting a free perception face-lift. He was a supposed ...

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