Ten former NFL players, including former Washington Redskins star John Riggins, are asking the league and its production arm to pay up.
In his hit with the Junkies Monday, John Riggins gave further proof of his lack of passion for watching the NFL when he struggled to remember who won this year’s Super Bowl. He also explained why he doesn’t hold Joe Gibbs in high regard, and his further disillusionment with the world, in what was a riveting, and at times, awkward interview.
When you have a legend in the D.C. area like John Riggins making surprise call-ins to your radio show, you know you’ve truly arrived as titans in the industry. His main reason for calling in: to clarify why he didn’t love the game of football.
Who was going to finally fulfill the Redskins’ title dreams that had gripped the faithful in D.C. for so long? Surely not the wacky 33-year-old running back who had walked away from football three years earlier.
You can call him Southeast Jerome, Coach Janky Spanky, Doctor Don’t Know, Sheriff Gonna Getcha, or you can just call him Clinton Portis. Whichever identity you choose to remember him by now that he has announced his retirement, the fact is, you will definitely remember him.
Thirty years ago this month, the Washington Redskins had a very young team that surprised the world and went on an unsuspected Super Bowl run, while enduring the player strike.
Tuesday morning The Junkies were joined by former Redskins fan favorite, Stephen Davis, who was drafted by Washington in 1996 and stayed on the team’s roster through the 2002 season. The running back, who is one of 2,600 ex-NFL’ers to have sued the NFL for concussion-related problems, outlined his daily troubles and painful life after a brutal 11-year career.