Saturday, March 6, 2010
Redskins' Snyder responds to Emmitt's shot
By Calvin Watkins
Emmitt Smith is used to beating the Washington Redskins. He also had a few losses against them over the years.
But it seems Smith took a personal shot at Redskins owner Daniel Snyder in a Slam magazine story that was published Friday.
"I loved defeating the Redskins," he said. "I loved it, I loved it, I loved it with a passion. And I loved it more when Daniel Snyder got the team, for a number of reasons. I did. Because here is a guy who thought he could build a football team just because he has the money to buy players. There's more to it than that.
"And he's not a compassionate person, not a compassionate person at all from what I understand. And that makes me just want to pummel somebody. You know, you hate to see pride, wearing itself on his forehead and his chest. And to me, arrogance sticks out like a sore thumb when you talk about him. And the lack of compassion for others is a problem. Because it's not that hard to be compassionate; you just choose to."
Saturday afternoon, Snyder responded in a statement: "I applaud Emmitt Smith's induction into the NFL Hall of Fame and, from what I understand, he's a heck of a dancer. I think we've only met once briefly at an NFL function in 2000. I will say, however, that I like to think of myself as being a compassionate person, except toward the Dallas Cowboys."
In August, Smith, along with former Redskins offensive lineman Russ Grimm, will get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
We suspect Snyder, who has a good relationship with Jerry Jones, will be there to watch Smith and Grimm get inducted.