LAKE FOREST — Bears quarterback Jay Cutler admitted he was upset and shouted an obscenity meant for offensive coordinator Mike Martz during Sunday’s 39-10 win over Minnesota.

LAKE FOREST — Bears quarterback Jay Cutler admitted he was upset and shouted an obscenity meant for offensive coordinator Mike Martz during Sunday’s 39-10 win over Minnesota.

Martz sure didn’t seem to mind, and Cutler quickly brushed it aside during a stint at the podium in the Halas Hall media room Wednesday. He said about his relationship with Martz: “We’re good.”

He did liken the situation to the near-fight in the hallway of the media room last week.

Two media reps nearly came to fisticuffs just outside the room last week, and Cutler didn’t hesitate to bring that up when his F-bomb aimed at Martz came up.

“Things happen. You guys were fighting in the hallways last week,” Cutler said. “I’m not going to make a big deal of this. It’s not a big deal.”

Martz at least acted like he didn’t even know it had happened. After reporters filled him in on what Cutler was heard over national TV saying to Martz (“Tell him I said (blank) you,” can be made out), he leaned back and laughed.

It went like this: “Run that by me again now? I didn’t see… Obviously I was… I’m sorry. I’m lost. What are you talking about? And he’s directing that to who? Oh. Well, if it was at me, that’s probably the nicest thing that a player said to me during the game.”

Hester avoids trouble

Bears wide receiver and return man Devin Hester avoided trouble last Friday night in an area casino. He then ran away from it on the field Sunday night when he scored two touchdowns, including an 89-yard punt return for a score.

Daniel Rago, 52, of Mount Prospect was arrested and charged after slapping the back of Hester’s head while the receiver was in a cash transaction line Friday night.

Hester, who was just named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the 11th time, was not available for comment Wednesday. Rago, who is a huge Bears fan, told a Chicago TV station that he would donate $500 to a charity of Hester’s choice and do 20 hours community service for that charity if the Bear would just forgive him “for being an idiot.”

Bennett expected to play

Wide receiver Earl Bennett (chest) practiced in full Wednesday, and he is expected to play Sunday for the first time since getting injured on Sept. 18. Hester (chest) and tight end Kellen Davis (elbow) did not practice, but are expected to play Sunday.

Lineman Gabe Carimi is the only starter not expected to take the field in London.

Freeman burns London fans

Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman admitted that the fans that come to the football games in London “don’t always know exactly when to cheer,” and they wonder “if we feel like we really need pads, because rugby players don’t wear them.” Freeman, who spoke to reporters on a teleconference from London on Wednesday, was basing his comments on his Buccaneer team that played in London two years ago.

Bears reporter Jay Taft can be reached at 815-987-1384 or jtaft@rrstar.com.