Jones-Drew told NFL Network’s Kara Henderson in an interview that aired Tuesday he doesn’t regret his January post, which caused a backlash and even incited death threats from Chicago Bears fans who backed the team’s quarterback. “I haven’t gotten a chance to, but I wouldn’t apologize because I didn’t do anything wrong, I don’t think,” said Jones-Drew, the Jaguars’ two-time Pro Bowl running back.
“I didn’t commit a crime. I didn’t kill anyone or rape anyone or anything like that. I mean, I stated my opinion, and it seems like you get more backlash for that than committing a real crime in some sense. “I don’t know, I don’t feel I did anything wrong. I just said what everybody else was thinking at the time.”
What Jones-Drew tweeted during the Jan. 23 NFC Championship Game was a direct shot at Cutler, who left with a knee injury in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers with a Super Bowl berth on the line. “Hey I think the urban meyer rule is effect right now… When the going gets tough……..QUIT,” Jones-Drew posted on his Twitter page. The nature of Cutler’s injury was unknown during the game, but it later was revealed as a sprained medial collateral ligament. Even with that knowledge, Jones-Drew insists that he doesn’t have any regrets.
“I don’t regret anything I do,” said Jones-Drew, who played through a knee injury of his own last season before missing the final two games. “I mean, you think about everything you put out there anyway. I’m not one of these guys who’s going to say, ‘Well, I shouldn’t have done it,’ because I did it. I mean, I knew what I was doing when I tweeted it. I just didn’t know that many people were following me (on Twitter) at the time.”