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The Washington Post Announces LaVar Arrington as New Sports Contributor
The Washington Post will add former Washington Redskins All-Pro linebacker LaVar Arrington to the ranks of its sports commentators later this month. Arrington will write a blog on sports topics that will be featured on washingtonpost.com. He also will be a regular contributor to sports video commentary on the site and be a panelist on the Post’s weekly Redskins webcast.
“I love the people of Washington, D.C., and now, teaming up with the Washington Post, I will have the largest platform I have ever had in staying connected with the true sports fans in the Washington area,” Arrington said. “Being part of the Washington Post is almost as exciting as it was when I joined the Washington Redskins. I’m poised to give new and interesting perspectives on D.C. sports.”
Arrington, who played college football at Penn State, was the second player selected overall in the 2000 NFL draft when he was picked by the Redskins. He was selected to the Pro Bowl three times in his six-year career in Washington. He played one season for the New York Giants before his retirement. Arrington hosts a radio show on 106.7 FM The Fan weekdays from 2 to 7 p.m., and a weekly sports show on WDCW (Channel 50).
“I think Washington Post readers will find LaVar to be a refreshing, lively commentator on the region’s sports scene,” said Matthew Vita, the Post sports editor. “He gives us a new perspective, that of someone who has actually competed in sports at the highest level.”
Continue to check www.washingtonpost.com/sports for the latest developments.