On Monday Cutler was diagnosed with a Grade Two MCL sprain, which is no simple injury. I think that Cutler’s body language on the sideline and the fact that the Bears took their time letting Joe Buck and Troy Aikman know why he wasn’t in the game, was probably the worst part.
If they had come out right away and said that Cutler had injured his knee and was taken out of the game, the criticism wouldn’t have been so loud.
The Chicago Tribune published a story on Monday which isn’t going to help Cutler put this story to bed. The paper went so far as to reveal where Cutler and his girlfriend went to eat after the game and how Cutler was treating his leg.
According to the Tribune, Cutler and his girlfriend, Kristin Cavallari, who starred in MTV reality shows, “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills,” ate dinner at Mastro’s Steakhouse on Sunday after sitting out the second half of the Bears loss to the Packers in the NFC Championship game.
The Tribune‘s source said Cutler “limped a tiny bit,” when he came into the restaurant. Cutler and Cavallari were joined by 11 other folks in the private dining room upstairs.
Of course they had to make it public that Cutler didn’t take the elevator upstairs, he decided to walk up the stairs.
To add more insult to Cutler, we’ve learned that Saints quarterback Drew Brees played six games in 2010 with the same injury. His fullback Heath Evans was on ESPN earlier this week and he let the cat out of the bag when he talked about Brees playing with the same injury.