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Uber Eats dumps Jay Cutler from ad campaign over anti-mask views

The one-time Pro Bowl passer-turned-reality TV star also has hinted at a possible run for school board in Tennessee over mask mandates.

Uber Eats has dropped Jay Cutler from an ad campaign because of the ex-Bears QB’s anti-mask views.
Uber Eats has dropped Jay Cutler from an ad campaign because of the ex-Bears QB’s anti-mask views.
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Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler announced on Twitter that he has been dropped from an Uber Eats ad campaign due to his views on mask mandates for children in schools.

“Lost a commercial with Uber eats partnering with the NFL,” Cutler wrote on Twitter. “Was going to film in LA, ‘views aren’t aligned.’ Guess they don’t like future School board members. Frees up my weekend.”

The 38-year-old Cutler only recently returned to Twitter and has used the social media platform to voice his displeasure with health regulations related to the coronavirus pandemic, including mask mandates.

The one-time Pro Bowl passer-turned-reality TV star also has hinted at a possible run for school board in Tennessee over mask mandates.

“We are proud of all the work Uber has done over the last year to help get as many people vaccinated as possible. As such, we prefer to partner with those who support that work,” an Uber spokeswoman said in a statement to USA TODAY.

Cutler was a first-round selection — No. 11 overall — by the Denver Broncos in the 2006 NFL Draft. After three seasons in Denver, Cutler was traded to the Bears. He had an up-and-down career in Chicago, twice leading the NFL in interceptions, while also helping the team reach the 2010 NFC championship game and becoming the Bears’ all-time career passing yardage leader. After a brief retirement, Cutler signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins in 2017. He finished his 12-year NFL career passing for 35,133 yards and 227 touchdowns.

In 2013, Cutler married reality TV star Kristin Cavallari, and he made appearances on her show “Very Cavallari.” Their marriage ended in divorce in 2020.

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