It all began in South Beach on Friday as Clinton Portis was being interview on the set of NFL Total Access. Portis was being asked several questions about his health status, relationship with Mike Shanahan, and then the topic of LaVar Arrington and his departure from the Redskins suddenly came up.
“Lavar Arrington was the man in DC when I arrived. And all of a sudden Lavar felt like it was competition and he left DC. He didn’t want to be in DC anymore. He gave back $15 to $20 million dollars to leave DC because fet like he wasn’t the main money guy anymore.”
“I think it was just the wrong attitude…whoever gets the money is the captain”
Bombshells once again from Clinton Portis. This aired on February 5, so doing my daily Twitter scans I found these nuggets.
@lavararrington Hope u guys are ready for my show today 5:10 promises to b the most listened to time since the show started
Casually listening to the show since it began airing, LaVar has been a frequent user of Twitter to air his thoughts, and of course promote his show. I knew this had potential fireworks potential, as did his Twitter rampage after the Week 3 to the Detroit Lions. LaVar followed up with:
@lavararrington I will deliver for the people because i am the people
LaVar has always been campaigning as a champion for the people, vowing to set things straight for all Redskins fans, as he himself is also a “Redskins Fan”.
Among the items LaVar touched upon were in regards to him wanting to leave DC. On his show (The Lavar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes on 196.7 the Fan in Washington, DC) he stated he never wanted to leave the Skins. He said that it was mainly injury that prevented him for playing to his potential, during his final two seasons rather than discipline or scheme. In any case he did admit that the contract details were getting ugly, but in the end did all he could to help the team win and that nothing else was important.
In a new episode of “Clinton vs.”, we find a new opponent in former Redskins Star LaVar Arrington. Here we have two players who boasted the title “Face of the Franchise”. Portis is still currently with the Redskins but, his future is not as certain. In addition, once again Portis has found someone to air out dirty laundry. While LaVar is no longer directly connected with the team, we have another public display of strife. We have another public distraction, perhaps more for the media than Portis himself, but nonetheless a public spat. Where will this go? We can only sit and listen. Boys and girls, this will be a long off season. Now, how long until free agency?
Stay tuned as I review the Podcast to offer a balanced analysis of LaVar’s statements.
To view the video where Portis is interviewed by the Total Access Crew, click here.