In recent Decembers, things have been going bad enough for the Redskins. Last December was no different as the organization stumbled through controversy and poor play.
A surprise voice added to the woes at the time. Former Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was on a CBS Sports Network NFL pregame show Dec. 7 and blasted Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. Fletcher called Haslett “clueless” and said that if Haslett was in charge of the 1985 Chicago Bears, he would turn them into a mediocre defense.
Wednesday, Fletcher changed his stance and took to Twitter to point it out.
“I just reached out to Jim Haslett and apologized for the harm I caused him and his family. He didn’t deserve to be treated like that,” Fletcher tweeted.
“I let my personal frustrations get to me. Haz treated me great while we were together. We all played a part in our success & failure. #HTTR”
Fletcher, who played under Haslett for four seasons in Washington, had also take his complaints beyond that television appearance.
Haslett’s son, Chase, tweeted after Fletcher’s comments: “Sad someone who was respected so much and loved by my father would publicly come out and try to ruin his career #mindblown“. Fletcher’s response to that was “you’re (sic) father has ruined plenty of people’s career.”
Fletcher continued. He went on 106.7 The Fan with “The Sports Junkies” and further lambasted Haslett both personally and professionally.
Haslett said he was “disappointed” by Fletcher’s comments. He left it at that.
Haslett left the Redskins on Dec. 31, in what was termed a mutual parting of ways.