Station Changes Cutler Dumb & Drunk Comment

It’s no secret that Jay Cutler is unhappy with the Denver Broncos, and vice versa. The crabby QB has been looking for a way out of the Mile High City ever since the team tried to trade for Matt Cassel. And in the on-going fracas between Jay & the Broncos, Josina Anderson of Denver’s FOX31 found a fascinating little nugget about certain assertions of Cutler.

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PRO FOOTBALL TALK shares the story that back on Tuesday, an NFL source told Anderson that potential teams had worries about Jay joining their rosters. And she mentioned such worries in her FOX 31 blog:

“The source said there are concerns about Cutler’s consumption of alcohol, and ‘that he’s not that sharp.’

“‘That scared the crap out of [coach Josh] McDaniels,’ the source said.”

So Jay’s a drunk & a dimwit? Wow, that’s some powerful stuff. So powerful that it was removed from Josina’s article.

Anderson did explain beforehand, “The following is what was heard by my source in these trade whispers, not what FOX31 cites as definite facts about Cutler.” Still, the station must have had their own concerns about potential libel lawsuits, so the sentences were snipped.

However, just a few days later, the drunk & dumb comments were added back into Anderson’s article - with a little extra clarification.

The re-added blurbs now read like this:

Two things that kept coming up were concerns about Cutler’s alcohol consumption (given his diabetes) and “that’s he not that (football) sharp.”

“That scared the crap out of McDaniels,” the source told me.

So he’s not an idiotic alcoholic. It’s just that Jay’s diabetic condition can cause big problems if he takes a sip of liquor. And he’s not completely stupid - just in certain football areas.

Glad that was all cleared up. So, NFL clubs - any takers now?