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Ex-NFL player Jay Cutler cut from Uber Eats ads over anti-mask views

The former NFL quarterback said Uber Eats ended its advertising partnership with him over views that "aren't aligned."
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stands on the field prior to the game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on Sept. 5, 2019 in Chicago.
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stands on the field before a game between against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sept. 5, 2019.Nuccio DiNuzzo / Getty Images file

Former NFL player Jay Cutler says he lost an advertising partnership with Uber Eats over his views about wearing masks.

"Lost a commercial with Uber eats partnering with the NFL," Cutler, who played in the NFL from 2006 to 2017, tweeted Friday. "Was going to film in LA, 'views aren't aligned.' Guess they don't like future School board members. Frees up my weekend."

In a statement to NBC News on Monday, an Uber spokesperson said: "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."

Cutler used his Twitter account to speak out against mask mandates for schoolchildren. He also hinted at running for a school board position in Tennessee, where he lives.

"Going to get back on Twitter. It's been a long time," Cutler tweeted Aug. 9. "Pretty sure Instagram is about to kick me off so I need a backup plan. Let's do this"

The next day, Cutler tweeted his opposition to a mask mandate for Williamson County, Tennessee, schoolchildren.

Cutler tweeted Thursday that he had learned that the next local school board election is scheduled for 2024, adding that he needed to gather 100 signatures on a petition to run.

"Going to start getting John Hancocks today," he wrote.