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Redskins CB Hall resumes war of words with Bears QB Cutler

It's not especially difficult to find an NFL player with a negative opinion about Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler these days. Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall is among that group, something he again made clear last week.

"Jay is definitely a clown," Hall said in an interview on WJFK-FM in Washington, according to the *Chicago Tribune*.

The comment came as Hall relived Washington's Week 7 victory at Soldier Field last season, when he intercepted four Cutler passes. A war of words followed after Cutler said he would have kept throwing at the cornerback if the teams played again the next day.

"I don't know if Jay was like, 'I'm going to keep going at him, I don't care what's going on,' " Hall said. "And the first half, I didn't have an interception, a pass breakup or nothing, and then to come out in the second half against those guys and get four interceptions.

"Man, I've never had more than two in a game, so to go out and get four in a half, I was like, 'Man, this is unreal!' I'm on the sideline like, 'Wow, this is pretty amazing!' "

Hall tied a record held by 18 others and became the first player to pick off four passes since Deltha O'Neal did it for the Denver Broncos in 2001. Hall ran one of his interceptions back 92 yards for a touchdown in the Redskins' 17-14 victory.

"It's kind of mind blowing," Hall said after the game. "I had my mom, my aunt, and my two cousins in the stands. The first ball went to my mom, the second ball went to my aunt, and the next thing you knew, everybody had a ball."

The game was the highlight of Hall's season and a major reason he was selected to his first Pro Bowl. He shined in the NFL's all-star game and received MVP honors.

Cutler was criticized by several NFL players after exiting the Bears' NFC Championship Game loss to the Green Bay Packers with a knee injury. Bears coach Lovie Smith later said Cutler had a medial collateral ligament sprain.

The Bears didn't disclose the severity of Cutler's sprain, but the Chicago Sun-Times reported it was a Grade II tear.

Cutler, who said earlier this month that his knee is recovering well and won't require surgery, recently revealed he was stung by the criticism.

"I can't say it didn't bother me that people questioned my toughness and desire to play," Cutler told the Sun-Times.

"I think I've been through a lot here in Chicago, and I would have loved to play."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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