Bryant: Criticism Of Cutler Is Unfair

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said earlier this week that he finds the criticism of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler unfair.

Cutler left the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday with a knee injury. He had torn his medial collateral ligament (MCL) on his left knee, an injury that takes 3-4 weeks to heal.

Speaking after the Lakers’ 120-91 victory over the Utah Jazz, Bryant told the Los Angeles Times those who are criticizing Cutler for leaving the game do not understand what the injury is actually like.

“They should leave that alone,” Bryant told the L.A. Times. “They have no idea what it’s like, especially with commentators who have no idea what an MCL even is or what it’s like to walk on it or to play on it, let alone get hit on it and sacked on it as many times as he has.”

Bryant himself has undergone surgery on his right knee, to the point where he says he has little cartilage left under his kneecap.

  • John Hatelak

    I’m liking Kobe a lot better these days.

    • mark, sterling

      Lol same here

  • tom

    I don’t want to hear anyone talk about reading Jay’s body language/facial expressions! The TSA spent over Over 200 million on body language/facial expressions ( behavioral science ) technology they made 1700 arrests, of the 1700 one person was charged, and that was a misdemeanor. So my Question is if trained people can’t tell what someone is thinking how is someone siting at home watching TV with no training in body language/facialexprssions ( behavioral science ) technology know what Cutler is thinking? click on link to watch abc story on the failure behavioral science technology.
    A $212-million federal program designed to spot suspected terrorists at American airports is “not capable of detecting what took place in Moscow,” according to the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. John Mica, R-Florida.
    Over 200 million spent one misdemeanor arrest.
    The program, called SPOT, was created in 2006 by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and now has more than 3,000 “Behavior Detection” officers at 161 airports. The officers receive four days of classroom instruction on how to spot certain unusual behaviors.

    But the Government Accountability Office says the TSA has relied on unproven behavioral science and Congressional critics say the program has done nothing to deal with the actual vulnerabilities of airport security.

    thanks for taking the time to read this email and watching the abc video

  • daback9

    Way to give something back Kobe…As you well know, the media is quick to jump on an issue and blow it way out of proportion without any facts or credibility.
    It helps when someone with credibility steps up to extinquish the fire storm of false and unfounded information..
    Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing when its used properly, when not, its a demon!

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