According to Luis Arroyave's "About Last Night" column in the Tribune, Jay Cutler and his girlfriend Kristin Cavallari had dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse in the River North area of the city after the Bears lost 21-14 to the Packers in the NFC Championship game:
Cutler, who left Sunday's game in the third quarter due to a knee injury, was not on crutches at Mastro's, but "he limped a tiny bit," according to a source. The couple was joined by 11 other people in Mastro's private upstairs dining room.
The fact that Cutler dared to actually eat after suffering a knee injury and the Bears losing the game sent at least one Facebook poster into a fit of apoplexy:
why the hell was he dining out after the game? seriously? i went to webmd to check on his condition. i've played sports all my life pretty much and would have had them tape that shit up and back on the field.
This was, apparently, a serious comment; in my opinion, the individual in question needs to get a grip. Cutler was hurt. He wanted to go back in after halftime and in fact, did; after that he was unable to continue, and according to reports today, he might not have been able to play in the Super Bowl if Caleb Hanie had been able to lead the Bears to victory. And he's certainly entitled to eat dinner after the game, even, yes, at a downtown restaurant.
Reality check, people. He got hurt and couldn't continue. Even former Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick piled on Cutler today:
I've played hundreds of games w/ a tear. In that big a game u don't bail that easy & when u do at least cheer & help your teammates!
Well, Jeremy, maybe you shouldn't have. Maybe you could have played more games, and missed less time injured. As I wrote earlier today, I've never been a big Jay Cutler fan. But today, he should be defended, not criticized.