Respect for John Riggins

Posted: 12th November 2009 by Jarrett Carter in MLB, NFL
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I was all set to pen a post about how John Riggins was nothing more than a bigger, more popular version of Brian Mitchell; a former Redskin hardwired to blow hard for fast money. But after reading this piece from the Washington PostÆs Sally Jenkins , you get a background on Riggins that puts brains behind the bluster, and reasoning behind the rage against the Redskins. HeÆs a guy with a troubled childhood and issues with authority, which have saved him and plagued him throughout his professional life. I donÆt know how dark Daniel SnyderÆs heart is, which is among the more infamous shots Riggo has taken at the SkinsÆ in the last few weeks, but I do know that he isnÆt the first former player to claim it. And he likely wonÆt be the last. The thing about Riggins that gave me more respe ...

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