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Friday, November 28, 2014

Redskins tell LaVar Arrington not to market himself as ‘Redskins great’

LaVar Arrington flier Redskins

Is there a sports franchise more caught up in petty and frivolous matters than the Washington Redskins? Here’s a team that has one of the more offensive nicknames in sports and refuses to change it, yet they go out of their way to make sure one of their franchise “greats” does not market himself that way. Seriously.

LaVar Arrington, who was a first-round pick by the team in 2000 and made three Pro Bowls during his brief injury-shortened career, tweeted Thursday night to say that he received a cease and desist letter from the team telling him not to use the moniker “Redskins great” or the team’s uniform on a flier for his football camp (seen above).

He then sent out a series of tweets about the laughing matter:

At least Arrington has a sense of humor about the matter. Too bad the Redskins don’t.

The irony in all this is as The Washington Post pointed out, Arrington was actually named one of the 80 greatest Redskins in franchise history back in 2012. The team gave him that honor.

Plus, does anyone really think that putting “Redskins” on the flier actually helps attendance? Gimme a break.

Photo: Twitter/LaVar Arrington



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