Posted by Will Brinson
Charles Barkley isn't scared to give a good quote, so you know someone was going to ask him about Jay Cutler.
That happened on Tuesday, and Barkley, unsurprisingly, took a quotable stance.
"I was mad at the players, to be honest with you," Barkley said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show." "I think it was inappropriate and wrong to question a guy's heart. Now reporters, they're going to do what they want to. They're entitled to their opinion. But as players, I don't think it's appropriate to question another guy's heart."
Barkley also said the Twitter commentary "crosses the line" and he also bashed Maurice Jones-Drew because the Jaguars running back missed the last two games of the season and yet was "really the first guy who crucified Jay."
What Barkley probably wasn't aware of, though, is that Jones-Drew received death threats from fans who were angry of his criticism toward Cutler. (This is, by the way, possible proof that the rhetoric in America is Looney Toons across the board.)
But Barkley also beefed a little toward Cutler, saying he was "disappointed that he wasn't standing by" Caleb Hanie during the game. Hanie said that Cutler was encouraging and helping him and whatnot, but that's not what the world saw.
The logical thing, then, would be to bring this puppy full circle by criticizing someone who's criticizing the people who were criticizing Cutler's performance on Sunday. But, frankly, the story's too played out at this point (plus, I just hate death threats) to warrant yelling at Barkley.
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