Trent Williams sounds like a man who will never play for the Redskins organization again.
Per USA Today’s Mike Jones, Williams stated there’s nothing the Redskins can do to repair their relationship with him.
“I feel like everything has run its course,” he said. “I mean, I do want to play football still and I’m not a free agent until after the 2020 season, so who knows. But the bridge has definitely been burned, and any efforts now, basically are, in my opinion, pretty much just CYA (cover your ass).”
The seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle was placed on the season-ending reserve/non-football injury list by the franchise, effectively ending his 2019 campaign. He stated the moves and ongoing media leaks only validates that he can’t trust the franchise.
“If I felt like they were genuine, I’d be all for it,” Williams told USA TODAY Sports. “They’re not doing it to find out what went wrong. They’re doing it to cover their butts.
“Mine isn’t the only situation they got wrong. There are a lot of situations they could have looked into. Why didn’t they do it before now? Why didn’t they do it in (quarterback) Colt (McCoy’s) case? And they keep putting out these false reports. That’s never helpful. I just feel like regardless of what the findings of the investigation are, they’re going to try to find a way to paint me negatively and make themselves look better.”
His biggest issue with the franchise is the distrust in regards to his health where he spoke on asking the team doctors about the growth on his head and having it removed, only to be turned down.
“He maintains he asked team doctors numerous times in the last six years about a growth on his head and told them he feared that it was cancerous. Doctors repeatedly classified the growth as a cyst, Williams said.
Williams said in 2016, three years after he claimed he first raised the issue, he asked team doctors to send him to a dermatologist but was again told that the growth was a cyst. In 2017, he said, he asked doctors while scheduling knee surgery if they could remove the growth since he would be sedated, but “they said it wasn’t that serious.” The following year, he again asked about the removal of the growth during two separate procedures (one on his thumb and another on his knee), he said, but was told to wait for the offseason.”
It wasn’t until January 2019 when he had a biopsy of the growth where he would find out that it was indeed cancer and that it was weeks away from penetrating his skull.
Williams has appeared in 120 games with Washington since being drafted out of Oklahoma in 2010.
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