Former Redskins quarterback and current Senior Vice President of Player Personnel, Doug Williams, spoke to the media on Thursday about the signing linebacker Reuben Foster, a move he already tried to justify early in the week.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 27, 2018
What Williams had to say about the signing on Thursday, will tell you all you need to know about the people running the organization. He called the domestic violence allegations against Foster “small potatoes.”
“The most important thing is, we’re hoping that things come out and it wasn’t the way that everything has been perceived. We don’t know that. We have to wait and see. If things are as bad as it’s made out to be, he might not get a chance to play.”
“We’ve got people who are in high, high, high, high places that have done far worse, and if you look at it realistically, they’re still up there,” he said. “This is small potatoes [compared to] a lot of things out there.”
I know Doug Williams is a beloved player in Washington, but he can’t go around calling domestic violence allegations small potatoes. Can he? Possibly, it is the Redskins after all and if everyone else in the league is doing one thing, they will probably to the opposite.
With that said, we can expect an official statement from the team applauding Williams for his comments.