November 05, 2009
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder takes a lot of heat from a lot of people these days, but his harshest critic might be John Riggins, a beloved former Redskins running back. These days, Riggins is a D.C. sports media personality, and he doesn't hold back on the topic of Snyder.
It's like Riggo saw this video of Daniel Snyder being just a tiny bit relatable, sensed that a few people didn't hate Snyder as much as they did before, and immediately wanted to rectify that. Riggins was on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" on Wednesday night and unleashed his coldest words yet. Here are some of Riggo's words, via Dan Steinberg at the Washington Post:
"...This is a bad guy that owns this team. I'll just tell you that upfront. Bad guy. And if the Commissioner is worried about potential new owners and saying some of these guys shouldn't apply, he might want to police his own inside guys..."
Cris Collinsworth tried to maybe easy Riggins in the direction of saying that Snyder is a bad GM instead of a bad person, but Riggins made it clear what he meant.
"Let me put it to you this way, Cris, this person's heart is dark."
His heart is dark. Not a lot of gray area there. It would be hard to say something worse about a person than, "His heart is dark."
To me, that means that this is a person trying to do evil. This is a person who wants to, or doesn't care about, hurting other people.. He's not misguided, he's not trying to do the right thing and failing, it's not his fault because his daddy didn't hug him enough as a child ... he's just a bad person who seeks to spread misery. His heart pumps not with warm, life-giving human blood, but a frigid, black bile that fuels his foul existence.
Is that about what you're saying, Riggo? Because that's how I interpret it, and it's a little messed up, my man.
After the relative peace of a bye week, the Redskins return on Sunday to play the Falcons in Atlanta.
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