Jacksonville Jaguars Maurice Jones Drew was one of a smattering of NFL stars that took to Twitter on Sunday to question the intestinal fortitude of Jay Cutler. For his trouble, MJD received death threats from Bears fans, to which MJD replied, “I was just playin’, yo.”
“I never attacked him, called him soft or a sore loser,” Jones-Drew in a telephone interview Monday. “I never questioned his toughness. I think people took my joke out of context. I was taking at shot at Florida fans.”[..]
Bears fans turned it on Jones-Drew, with many pointing out that he missed the final two games of the season even though the Jaguars were in the AFC postseason hunt. Others said they hope he blows out his knee this season.
Jones-Drew played all season with torn meniscus in his left knee, saying there were days when he would wake up and not be able to walk. He learned the severity of the injury during training camp — he basically had bone scraping against bone — but tried to keep it hidden because he didn’t want opponents taking shots at his knee.
Just joking? I don’t buy that at all, but I’m in favor of whatever keeps the crazies at bay.
The speculation on Cutler’s health was fueled by the lack of any announcement of injury during the broadcast, and by the fact that Cutler was able to stand upright on the sideline while Todd Collins fluttered in the wind. Okay, so the jury’s still out on whether Cutler’s a huge p#ssy. So what? If we can jump to conclusions about whether or not an NFL star raped a woman, assaults a bouncer at a strip club, shoots his unborn child, incurs a DUI charge or severs the head of his ex-wife’s alleged lover, why are we getting all worked up over a damn knee?