ProFootballTalk.com wrote:Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington spoke for the first time on Wednesday regarding a dispute that has arisen over whether the contract extension he signed in December is $6.5 million lighter than it should be.
Last week, Arrington's agents said that the contract filed by the team with the league office didn't match the terms of the deal to which they had agreed.
"I'm not here to sit here and mudsling with anybody," Arrington said while attending the news conference to announce the acquisition of quarterback Mark Brunell. "I'm a Washington Redskin, and I've been one faithfully since I've been here. And it's a travesty that that [the contract issue] has taken place in recent weeks.
"But we'll get it handled. It's business. Things go wrong in business sometimes. It is what it is. It's not going to affect my view of this team or any one of those coaches or anything like that. There was a mishap. We need to get it fixed."
The two sides starkly disagree regarding the question of whether Arrington was shortchanged.
"LaVar's contract was reviewed by his agent in draft form numerous times," Redskins spokesman Karl Swanson said. "We made suggested revisions and when those revisions were incorporated, he approved them.
"A month later, the agent claimed that something was left out the contract. If anyone owes an explanation to LaVar, it is his agent."
Source: Arrington Calls Contract Flap "Travesty"