The Washington Redskins are no strangers to using the legal system to get what they want, like in 2009 when the team sued its own season-ticket holders, including a 72-year-old grandmother who was hit hard during the recession.
Not much has changed since then. Not even the Redskins' No. 2 overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft, LaVar Arrington, is immune to the Redskins' legal arm.
The three-time All-Pro linebacker for the Redskins was ordered to "cease and desist" marketing himself as a Redskins "great":
How funny get a cease and desist call from @Redskins lawyer today don't use Redskins Great or a pic of me in a uniform lol ;-) HTTR— LaVar Leap Arrington (@LaVarArrington) May 8, 2014
The Redskins had an issue with Arrington's flier for his football camp:
The retired linebacker had a little fun with a Twitter rant directed at the Redskins and their pettiness:
The real kicker here is that Arrington was voted as a member of the "80 Greatest Redskins" by a panel of former players and media. Not even a player named a "great" by the team itself can call himself that.
Way to go, Redskins.
[LaVar Arrington, h/t Washington Post]