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05:24 PM ET 12.01 | Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler received a $10,000 fine from the NFL for a taunting penalty he drew during the first quarter of a Week 12 victory against the Vikings, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. On the play, Cutler stiff-armed Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson and flipped the ball at him after he ran out of bounds. The play drew a 15-yard penalty and Cutler expressed regret on Monday about the penalty: On Monday, Cutler addressed the flipping incident on WMVP-AM 1000. "I've got to be smarter than that," he said. "If anyone else on offense had done that I would have probably yelled at him like it can't happen here. I can't do it again obviously." Following the penalty, the drive for the Bears stalled and the team settled for a 47-yard field goal from Robbie Gould to take a 10-3 lead.

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December 1, 2012  07:10 PM ET

Some DE or LB is gonna remind Cutler why he can't go around acting like a real football player. They'll cut his season short.

December 1, 2012  07:44 PM ET

What's next? $5,000 for a false start? When the league goes for intent to injure and hands out a fine, that's one thing. But taunting? C'mon, it cost them 15 yards and made them look stupid. They don't need fines for stupid penalties like this.

December 1, 2012  08:46 PM ET

$10,000 for taunting? His words must have really been hurtful....

December 1, 2012  11:23 PM ET

This guy just can't catch a break.

December 1, 2012  11:45 PM ET

His NFL commercial is pretty good though

December 2, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This guy just can't catch a break.

No he can???t. There???s always plenty of room on the hater bandwagon.

December 2, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Does the NFL give an accounting of the fine money or does it just go into their christmas party fund ?

December 2, 2012  10:27 AM ET

So it's $10k for hurt feelings in the NFL? The on field penalty makes sense, OK, but a fine? Does the league watch Dr. Phil during half time?

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December 2, 2012  02:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What's next? $5,000 for a false start? When the league goes for intent to injure and hands out a fine, that's one thing. But taunting? C'mon, it cost them 15 yards and made them look stupid. They don't need fines for stupid penalties like this.

It seems silly to me, too. I wonder if they have fined others for taunting? Is it a new point of emphasis this year?

 
December 2, 2012  03:22 PM ET

Hopefully, someone will taunt Cutler back while breaking his neck.

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