Why Andrew Whitworth’s London Comments Are Misguided

June 8, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Andrew Whitworth has no intention of playing football in London.
That's exactly what the Pro Bowl tackle told Cincinnati.com.
"I would hope that I was financially able to quit...That's what I would hope, because if I was, my papers would be the first one in."
It's a view he thinks many players would agree with.
"I don't see that a lot of guys would want to do that," he said. "I don't see any players that would enjoy that. Sure, you may find a handful of guys that say, 'Oh hey, that'd be cool,' but the rest of them wouldn't."
He also has no interest in playing an International Series game at Wembley.
"I would hate it, but it is what it is," he said. "But one time, it's not fun, but you got to do what you got to do. But I wouldn't enjoy that, either."
The subject of having NFL games played in the UK often provokes fierce debate. Whitworth clearly has his mind made up, and it's disappointing to hear.
He's in a position of influence as the Bengals' p...

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