Jason Witten Is A Hypocrite For Blasting Redskins, Reuben Foster Signing When He Talked Highly of Greg Hardy (VIDEO)
Last night during Monday Night Football, much of the game by the broadcast team centered on everything but the actual game at times. Eventually, the Washington Redskins decision to claim Reuben Foster off waivers after he was arrested on allegations of domestic violence came up.
After he was asked by Joe Tessitore if the Skins should’ve taken a chance on Foster – Jason Witten replied, “100% no. I think the Washington Redskins used horrendous judgment in claiming this guy. And I understand that it’s an ongoing investigation. But, my family’s been affected by domestic violence. I understand the anguish that it causes. Young players just have to understand there is no tolerance for putting your hands on a woman.”
What makes the former Dallas Cowboys player a hypocrite was that he didn’t keep that same energy when speaking about Greg Hardy when he was signed to the team back in 2015 in regards to his domestic violence past:
“I think more than anything I think everybody knows (I’m against) domestic violence,” Witten said. “That’s unwavering. That’s something that I lived, my family lived. But that guy is a teammate of mine, so I think you have to look at it from that standpoint. As coach (Jason) Garrett says, it’s our job to invite those guys in and create a standard of how we do things. I think he’s done a great job since he’s been here. It’s not my job to decide who comes in. I’m a tight end. But I’ve been really pleased how he’s approached it and how he goes to work and what kind of teammate he’s been. The day he got suspended, the next day he’s in there working out, so I think that’s kind of the mentality he has, what kind of work ethic (he has) and what he’s trying to prove in Dallas.” […]
“I think when you add the guy like that and then he gets suspended and you never know how it’s going to come out,” Witten said. “The guy works his tail off. Our job is to welcome him and show him the way we do things and embrace him as a teammate, and he’s done everything that you want. He’s a hard worker. Obviously he’s a talented player. I think he’s learned a lot from what he’s gone through in the last year. He’s had a good offseason.”
Booger McFarland also weighed in, saying, “I think the NFL needs a more stringent policy when it comes to domestic violence.”