Portis rips Arrington for speaking at funeral of Taylor
The ongoing feud between Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis and ex-Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington has been well documented.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post has tracked the missiles that have been launched back and forth. Portis said Arrington gave back more than $15 million to leave the team because he wasn’t the main bread winner. Arrington responded with a lengthy diatribe about leadership and said if Portis knew about the history of the sport and what Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell went through, he wouldn’t “dress up as a fairy” to get attention from media.
Well, that was all tame compared to the latest shot that has been taken. In this round, Portis has fired on Arrington for daring to stand up and speak at the funeral of Sean Taylor. Speaking to 106.7 The Fan in D.C., Portis took Arrington to task. Ironically, the station is the same one that employs Arrington as a host.
“As far as the conversation about LaVar. I lost a lot of respect for LaVar at that moment, speaking at Sean’s funeral,” Portis said. “To get up, I really thought that was, umm, I don’t know what you call that. LaVar ain’t know Sean like that. For the people who did seeing how LaVar was going to portray — I remember me and Sean was going to jump LaVar, you know, for throwing pie at Sean’s face his rookie year, and trying to haze Sean, and be the tough guy. He felt like it was a joke. We didn’t like that (junk).
“For all the attention LaVar claim, and that him and Sean was cool — they wasn’t cool. Sean ain’t (messing) with LaVar. Sometime, people should stop … I don’t think you should do that. If you cool with somebody, or you know somebody, you knew ’em. Don’t go and portray, set out an image like `This is your buddy, this is your pal,’ like you all hung, when y’all really didn’t. I don’t think that’s fair man.”
At this point, maybe it’s best to sit back and wait for the next round.
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