LaVar Arrington In Legal Trouble For Calling Himself ‘Redskins Great’

LaVar Arrington may be known as a Redskins great, but the former linebacker is in a bit of legal trouble for calling himself that.

The Washington Redskins just sent Arrington a cease-and-desist letter asking that he stop referring himself as a “Redskins great” on a promotional flyer for a camp he’s running.

Arrington said he was a bit miffed by the letter, which threatened to pursue legal action if he did not comply.

“They won three games last year, man,” Arrington said. “It’s not like saying ‘Redskins great’ is going to sell out my camp. I mean, if I’m using ‘Redskins great,’ I mean, we didn’t win very many games when I was there, so I just thought I was doing them a favor. I thought we were in it together.

“I’m sitting here looking at the television. They’re doing all kinds of recaps and preparing for who’s going to go in the draft tonight. I guess since [the Redskins] aren’t picking anybody tonight, I guess they figured they’d concentrate on other things. They did find another way. I mean I guess they figured Let’s pick on Lavar and see if he goes for it. And dang it, I took the cheese.”

By all accounts, LaVar Arrington is indeed a Redskins great. He played for the team from 2000 to 2005, racking up 321 tackles, 22.5 sacks, three interceptions, and six forced fumbles. He was also named to the All-Pro team three times during his tenure with the Redskins.

Arrington could have been on a path to one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history, but his career was shortened by injuries.

Ironically, it was actually the Washington Redskins themselves who originally referred to LaVar Arrington as one of the team’s greatest players. He was honored as one of the “80 Greatest Redskins” in a 2012 ceremony.