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Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler fined $10,000 for taunting penalty

After taunting Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson last Sunday, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was fined $10,000 by the league on Friday.


Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was hit with a $10,000 fine by the league on Friday for a taunting penalty he drew during last Sunday's 28-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings, according to a report from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times.

The penalty occurred during the opening quarter of Sunday's contest, after a 13-yard run by Cutler ended with Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson pushing him out of bounds. After throwing a stiff-arm as he stepped out of bounds, according to the report, Cutler then tossed the ball towards Jefferson on his way back into the field of play, which led to a flag being thrown.

It remains uncertain if Cutler has plans to appeal the fine, writes Jahns, though oftentimes many players do in situations similar to this one.

Here's what Cutler said in the report regarding the play:

"I was just trying to toss him the ball gingerly and say 'Good job', and they caught me, so...."

Cutler and the Bears remain at home this Sunday, as they host the Seattle Seahawks at Solider Field. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. CT.