A legend in the DMV area and the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl, Washington legend Doug Williams found himself in a world of trouble when he called the team's claiming of embattled linebacker Reuben Foster, who currently has a pending domestic violence case against him as "small potatoes." Williams, Washington's senior VP of player personnel, took to the podium once again to offer an apology for his comments.
Foster, 24, was cut loose by the San Francisco 49ers following a domestic violence arrest in Tampa. It was the third time Foster was arrested in 2018.
The Athletic's David Aldridge called into question why Williams has been taking the brunt of the media criticism regarding this signing over owner Dan Snyder, team president Bruce Allen, and head coach Jay Gruden.
Where is Dan Snyder?— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) November 30, 2018
Where is Bruce Allen?
Why has neither said anything in the last 72 hours?
Doug Williams made a terrible mistake, and just apologized. But if you think he or Jay Gruden unilaterally claimed Reuben Foster, you haven’t been paying attention for the last decade.
The most baffling part about the Foster situation is that Washington doesn't need him. Starting middle linebacker Mason Foster ranks third in the NFL in tackles. Foster's tenure in the capital city has been more PR crisis than savvy football move.