Apr 05 2009

Jay Cutler, Denver Broncos, and the Betrayal of Trust

Jay Cutler felt betrayed by the authority system in Denver, demanded a trade, and is now a Chicago Bear. The details are emerging slowly, but it seems the owner of the Broncos and their new 32 year old coach, Josh McDaniels, may not have been honest when speaking to Cutler. So, Cutler decided to cut bait and leave the team. Good for him!


Why good for him? He is a 25 year old young man who decided that he was not going to put up with someone who was not being completely honest with him.

Should he? I don’t think so.

How often have you been involved in a personal or business relationship where you just couldn’t put your finger on it, but you did not trust the other person?

People often stay much too long in those relationships, way to long.

As a therapist and in my own personal life, I see how difficult it can be to really stand up to those with whom we have conflicts.

Even though most of us in long term marriages know that solving conflict is the only path to a happy, successful intimate relationship.

So it is in business. If people, especially those in authority, hide or bend the truth or worse yet, lie, it’s best to take your glove and find a different game.

Like Jay Cutler the new Bears quarterback, looking the owner of the Broncos, Pat Bowlen and the new 32 year old head coach Josh McDaniels in the eye and telling them, “I’m done. I will NOT play for the Broncos was a courageous display of good self-esteem.

We should all learn from him.

I am really looking forward to his rocket arm passing to Destin Hester, streaking downfield!

Go Bears!

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