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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Arrington: I didn't want 'devil' contract

This story about LaVar Arrington's contract dispute with the Redskins (via Sports Frog)is pretty strange:

Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington appeared on the James Brown Show on Sporting News Radio to discuss the missing $6.5 million roster bonus he says the team agreed to but then didn't ultimately include in his contract.

Arrington said he agreed to a deal, which included the $6.5 million bonus, but the deal then featured three sixes in the numbers, which, as a Christian man, he couldn't sign because that's the mark of the devil. And Arrington said he brought this "devil" problem up to the Redskins, which he says proves his case that the $6.5 million was agreed to by the team because, without the $6.5 million included, the contract would not have featured the three sixes.

All I can say is wow. The guy flips out when he sees three sixes--I wonder if telephone companies have to deal with religious nuts wanting their numbers changed for similar reasons? If Arrington is so serious about being a Christian, I wonder why he plays a violent sport on Sundays in the first place; I remember a top lineman prospect out of BYU who gave up his NFL career a few years back just to keep the sabbath. Seeing that this guy is such a nut must also be comforting to the people he's been judging on ESPN Dream Job. And James Brown seems to be specializing in these one-sided interviews during which players get to whine about their contracts--see the Ty Law trainwreck of illogic from last week (via BSMW).