- Jul 15, 2009
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- Houston, TX
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Clinton Portis and LaVar Arrington have certainly taken their shots at each other over the past three months. First Portis seemed to ding LaVar for being obsessed with status, saying the former linebacker "gave back $15, 20 million to leave D.C., because he felt like he wasn't the main money guy, because everybody was getting [paid]."
Then Arrington fired back, talking passionately and at great length about leadership and history, and saying "If I understood how much [Bobby Mitchell] had to go through to be where he was at in his life, I would not dress up as a fairy to try to get attention from the media. I would not do that. Knowing what this represents, I would not do that."
But the ugliest turn came only recently, when Portis lashed out at Arrington for speaking at Sean Taylor's funeral during an interview with Arrington's radio station. This, folks, is not going to make things any better. Like, I can almost guarantee they're not Facebook friends.
"I lost a lot of respect for LaVar at that moment, speaking at Sean's funeral. To get up, I really thought that was, um, 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 [stuff]. For all the attention LaVar claim, and that him and Sean was cool -- they wasn't cool. Sean ain't [mess around] with LaVar....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."
Arrington's speech that day seemed powerful to a lot of listeners, and seemed to signal a return to the burgundy flock for the former fan favorite. And the Sean Taylor issue never fails to elicit strong feelings from everyone involved. In other words, powder keg, meet raging blowtorch.