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LaVar Arrington Ordered to 'Cease and Desist' Calling Himself a Redskins Great

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Ken ChinSocial Media StaffMay 9, 2014

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": 

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]

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