Divisional Series: Portis vs. Arrington

This is not the first time these two have come acorss each other’s paths in negative tones.

This is almost becoming a regular “back and forth” between these two, however, Arrington has not yet responded but will today on his show on 106.7 the FAN DC.

This time Portis is making arguments that LaVar Arrington had no right to give a eulogy at Sean Taylor’s, the slain star free safety of the Redskins, funeral nearly three years ago.  Portis cites that Arrington was not on the same level relationship-wise with Taylor, and did not have the right to speak so fondly of him.

“I lost a lot of respect for LaVar at that moment, speaking at Sean’s funeral,” Portis told Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan.  “To get up, I really thought that was . . . I don’t know what you call that.  LaVar ain’t know Sean like that. . . .  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 sh-t.  For all the attention LaVar claim, and that him and Sean was cool — they wasn’t cool. . . .  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.”

I am a supporter of Portis on the field, but these off the field comments and shinanigans are getting old and continue to be a distraction. With mini camp looming, questions will not be on schemes or formations, they will about his relationship with Arrington.  These comments are the product of good journalism, because one could argue that he was enticed to respond at Arrington when his name was merely mentioned in the interview, but Portis could have kept him mouth shut. From all accounts, his actions were unprovoked, just like last time.  I look forward to what Mr. Arrington has to say in response.

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