..

How Hurt is Jay Cutler Really? Bookie Balks, Cutler Walks

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Jan/27/2011
Jay Cutler

The Twitter universe has blasted Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and so too have the Vegas bookmakers.

"I don't think he was that hurt," famed bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro told Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review Journal following Chicago’s NFC Championship loss to Green Bay. "I think he was more embarrassed than hurt."

Vaccaro made reference to an “injury” that had Cutler sitting out much of the second half of that game.  A similar injury suffered by San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers did not prevent him from still playing. 

Las Vegas Hilton sports book director Jay Kornegay said:  "It really surprised me that Cutler didn't give it a shot.  It's not Week 4 against Carolina. This is the NFC championship."

And now come reports (and video) that Jay Cutler was seen walking around a California mall, minus any sign of injury.

Cutler tells the cameraman: “Get out of my face with that.”

Chicago Bears fans are livid as are some teammates (according to various reports) and the controversy (not the injury) could prove detrimental to Cutler’s career.

Mike Florio of Pro NFL Talk:

“As we said regarding the story that Cutler walked up a flight of stairs on Sunday night, the fact that he can walk without a limp doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an injury to his MCL.  But folks will continue to buzz about the story, due in large part to the narrative that initially was established when FOX began pumping up to the satellite images of a disinterested, aloof, and detached Cutler during the second half of Sunday’s game.”

What will the odds be on the Chicago Bears to win the 2012 NFC Championship?  We’ll soon find out but for now the Jay Saga saga continues and we’re loving every minute of it.

Want to get the latest Super Bowl betting odds including hundreds of propositions, be sure to check out BetUS.com here.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

Football News News

What The Line Should Really Be On The BYU vs. Utah State Week 5 Game

What The Line Should Really Be On The BYU vs. Utah State Week 5 Game

BYU will come into Week 5 with a record of 3-0, Utah State 3-1.  The Cougars are rated just inside the Top 50 at 74.19 while Utah State comes in with a rating of 66.55. 

What The Line Should Really Be On The Iowa vs. Maryland Week 5 Game

What The Line Should Really Be On The Iowa vs. Maryland Week 5 Game

Iowa is ranked and Maryland could be coming into Week 5.  Both teams are 5-0 Straight Up. The Terps decisive victory over Kent State probably won't result in too much more tacked onto their team ratings.  The same is true for Iowa beating Colorado State in what was an even less impressive 24-14 win.

What The Line Should Really Be On The Michigan vs. Wisconsin Week 5 Game

What The Line Should Really Be On The Michigan vs. Wisconsin Week 5 Game

Following Notre Dame's big win over Wisconsin, we will see the Badgers team rating take a nose dive.  Michigan beat Rutgers by a touchdown and this should boost their rating further.  Remarkably, had Wisconsin not have lost so badly to the Fighting Irish Saturday, Michigan would only be a -1 favorite coming into the Week 5 game.  We are anticipating the Badgers to fall to around 30th for a rating of 77 while Michigan rises a bit to overtake Clemson's 87.51 prior to their loss to NC State.

What The Line Should Really Be On The Arkansas vs. Georgia Week 5 Game

What The Line Should Really Be On The Arkansas vs. Georgia Week 5 Game

A Week 5 matchup between Arkansas and Georgia is looking like one of the best games of the season so far.  Gambling911.com was forecasting an opening line of - get this - Bulldogs -22.  But that was before the Hogs stunned Texas A&M.  Georgia's 62-0 shutout of Vanderbilt was so dominant we could see a slight boost in their team ratings from 92.91. 

Arkansas Razorbacks 2021-2022 Payout Futures Odds After Week 4 Win Over Texas A&M

Arkansas Razorbacks 2021-2022 Payout Futures Odds After Week 4 Win Over Texas A&M

A College Football Playoff Championship win by the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2022 would pay out an astonishing $30,000 for every $100 bet ahead of their big 20-10 win over Texas A&M in Week 4.

Syndicate