There are a few people in this world that I would never want to piss off. Near the top of that list is LaVar Arrington.
LaVar Arrington was one of the best players to come out of Linebacker U and is known for his “leap”. A move where he would time the snap then leap over the lineman to kill the quarterback. Well now LaVar is becoming known for something else. His disdain for his Alma Mater.
Arrington and other standout alums are enraged that current interim head coach Tom Bradley isn’t going to continue on as the next head coach of the Nittany Lions.
“I will put my Butkus (Award) in storage. I will put my Alamo Bowl MVP trophy in storage,” Arrington said. “Jerseys, anything Penn State, in storage. Wherever Tom Bradley goes, that’s the school I will start to put memorabilia up in my home. I’m done. I’m done with Penn State. If they’re done with us, I’m done with them.”
That is a powerful statement. To Arrington, not selecting Tom Bradley to lead this team is like admitting guilt.
“By these people making the decisions the way that they are making them, basically coinciding with everything that’s being written about our university, if they get rid of Tom Bradley, that means they in essence have accepted the fact that we are all guilty,” Arrington said. “You might as well call it all the same thing. What we stood for and what we represented for so long, what we have been taught, what we have been trained to know and the values that I raise my own children with, you’re basically telling me it’s good, only as long as times are good.”
Arrington then continued on to his Twitter account to reenforce his feelings.
Former All-American linebacker Brandon Short may have put it best.
“Penn State is a family and it is real and if they choose to get rid of Bradley and not hire a Penn State coach, then they’ve turned their backs on our entire family.”
Penn State has been going through the darkest of times, no doubt, and in those dark times one has to lean on their family. If they continue to burn the bridges with their family, they will have no one to lean on. They will collapse.
Listen to your family.