Eric Dickerson Says He Won’t Attend Any Los Angeles Rams Games as Long as Jeff Fisher is Head Coach
On Monday, former Los Angeles Rams running back and hall of famer Eric Dickerson stated on his radio show that he was banned from the Rams’ sideline during games because of comments he made about the team.
“The Hall of Famer went on his radio show early Monday and said, “Someone with the Rams told me I’m not wanted on sidelines at games, that what I’ve said makes the players uncomfortable.”
According to Dickerson, Fisher said the following: “Players feel uncomfortable with you coming on the sidelines, some of the stuff you said about the team, about coaches and the players. And as long as I’m head coach, we’re not going to have that. You’re not going to be saying stuff. You’re not going to be coming to the sidelines as long as I’m head coach here.”
Under head coach Jeff Fisher, the Rams are 4-7 in their return back to the Los Angeles area, and because of that and other things, Dickerson stated he won’t be attending any Rams games as long as Fisher is the coach.
“I won’t be at the Coliseum as long as Fisher is coaching,” Dickerson reiterated Monday. “I’m a man of my word, and if I tell you something, I’m going to do it.”
Dickerson said that after Fisher tried to interrupt him, he told the Rams coach, “You can go anyplace else. You can go back to Tennessee, you can go to Cleveland, you can go to SC. Still, I’m going to be Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams. That’s why I wear that gold jacket. I have the right to say what I say. I’m not trying to hurt the players. … I’m a frustrated player and a frustrated fan. I watch this every week. I love the players. I’m always a player first.”
When Fisher backtracked and said Dickerson would be welcomed back on the sideline, Dickerson said he told the coach, “You don’t ever have to worry about me coming to football games ever again. I like coming to games basically because of the fans — not because of the football games.”