Eagles center accuses LaRon Landry of spitting in his face
Philadelphia Eagles center Mike McGlynn has accused Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry of spitting in his face twice Monday night in the demolition at FedEx Field.
The Eagles contend that it was Landry who sparked a pregame scrum when he taunted Philadelphia wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and then McGlynn claimed Landry spit in his face, according to Rich Hoffman of the Philadelphia Daily News.
"He spit in my face, and that really fired us all up," McGlynn said, per the report. "We were really looking to put the afterburners on them. It's good to see. We came out and scored 60 points, almost . . . We want to play the game with all the respect in the world. When people come out and disrespect you like that . . . I think there just has to be more respect for the game than that. That's just a terrible thing.
"We just looked at it as, 'Hey, keep pouring it on them,' " McGlynn said.
McGlynn claims Landry spit in his face after the extra point that made it 21-0 in favor of the Eagles in the first quarter. It happened again, according to McGlynn, in the closing minutes of the game.
“When I would ever be in touch with the center?" Landry said, denying the accusations. "I never blitz the 'A' gap. Still in all, when would I ever be in the 'A' gap? Extra points, I'm at the end. With that said, that's your answer.
"I don't know if they're trying to elevate a problem with no reason. The center, I keep my mouth shut about him."
Sounds like the Redskins and Eagles have a place to pick up their rivalry when they meet again next season.
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