The price you pay
November, 25, 2012
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com
CHICAGO -- Now more than ever, we are constantly made aware that football is a savage game. But on the field, where the carnage is fast and reductive, the players get their laughs where they can.
Sometime after catching an 11-yard pass late in the third quarter, one play after Matt Forte left with an ankle injury, Brandon Marshall gave his quarterback Jay Cutler a personal fantasy football update.
“In the third quarter, I leaned over to Jay and I said, ‘That catch puts me at 1,000 yards for six seasons in a row,’” Marshall said, pausing to laugh. “And he looked at me and said, ‘You’re disgusting.’”
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Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.