Slauson: I called to apologize to Cushing

Slauson: I called to apologize to Cushing
March 30, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Matt Slauson still thinks about his block that ended Brian Cushing's season in early October.

In fact, Slauson, who agreed to terms with the Bears on Friday, said he still thinks about the play all the time and even tried to reach out to Cushing to apologize.

"I think about it all the time," Slauson said to the Chicago Sun-Times. "It was just unfortunate the way it happened, Brian getting hurt. I didn't want it to happen. I was just trying to do whatever I could to win. And unfortunately, it worked out very badly. It was a frowned upon block. But I think about it all the time, and I'm really sorry the guy got hurt for it."

Slauson was fined $10,000 for the peel-back block that tore Cushing's ACL and ended the linebacker's season.

Slauson said he got Cushing's number from Mark Sanchez and tried to call Cushing.

"I tried," Slauson said to the Sun-Times. "But it didn't work out. I wanted to let him know that I was really sorry. I heard he's a great guy, and I wish him all the best, and I'm sure I'm going to be seeing on the field again."

Well, there are only two possible ways the two will be on the same field this season. Either they both make the Pro Bowl. Or they see each other back at MetLife Stadium, where the injury happened, for the Super Bowl.