Former Washington Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington, who currently hosts a radio show for 106.7 The Fan in Washington, was served a cease and desist order by the team after calling himself a “former Redskins great” in a flyer for a football camp.

https://twitter.com/LaVarArrington/statuses/464502315798777856

This is pretty ridiculous, especially considering that the Redskins named Arrington one of the ten greatest players in team history back in 2012. Predictably, Arrington started taking shots at his former employer on Twitter, nearly all of them hitting the nail right on the head.

https://twitter.com/LaVarArrington/status/464498880735088640

https://twitter.com/LaVarArrington/status/464499327683948544

https://twitter.com/LaVarArrington/status/464499862206435330

https://twitter.com/LaVarArrington/status/464500141907775489

This isn’t some sort of giant scandal like we’ve seen surrounding the Redskins so often in recent years, but it’s still just another bit of bad publicity for an organization that is tripping over itself making itself look bad. It’s one thing to go after a former player who has faded into the crowd, but it’s another thing to go after a former player who hosts a local radio show, appears on national television, and is legitimately one of the best players in team history. I don’t even know what the benefit is here for the Redskins – there’s really nothing good that would come out of this.

[Washington Post]

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