WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Bruce Allen’s less than motivational season-ending press conference on Wednesday appeared to be the driving force behind an epiphany reached publicly by Redskins great LaVar Arrington.
Arrington, 36, a former three-time All-Pro who was drafted 2nd overall in 2000 by the Redskins, for whom he played six seasons prior to playing his final NFL season for the Giants, fired off a series of emotionally charged tweets hours removed from the Redskins President and General Manager’s presser.
Arrington blamed the organization, at least in part, and the seemingly endless dysfunction surrounding it, for derailing his once promising NFL career.
Allen, it should be noted, was not a part of the Redskins organization while Arrington played.
It should also be noted, despite the Redskins 4-12 2014 season helping round out the franchise’s worst two-year stretch (7-25) since 1993-1994, Allen did offer fans the comforting thought that their team is “winning off the field.”
While the Redskins may have stolen Mr. Arrington’s on-field career, the former linebacker has enjoyed immense success as a broadcaster off it.
In the summer of 2014, Arrington, signed off from his highly-rated D.C. sports radio program for the final time, after a five-year run, to pursue a television career full-time on NFL Network’s “NFL AM.”