LaVar Arrington was a three-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Redskins. (Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
The Redskins threatened former linebacker LaVar Arrington with a lawsuit by sending him a cease-and-desist letter to coerce him to stop calling himself a "Redskins great" in a promotional flyer for his summer football camp, according to 106.7 The Fan in Washington.
The irony is that the Redskins named the 35-year-old Arrington one of the "80 Greatest Redskins" in a ceremony before a game in 2012.
Arrington played for Washington from 2000-05, amassing 321 tackles, 22.5 sacks, three interceptions and six forced fumbles.
“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.”
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Arrington posted a picture of the flyer on Twitter.
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Arrington then proceeded to air out his frustrations.