NFL is investigating spitting allegation concerning LaRon Landry and pregame fight
The NFL is investigating Philadelphia Eagles center Mike McGlynn's allegation that Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry twice spat at him in the teams' Monday night game at FedEx Field.
The league is also looking into the teams' pregame dustup, an NFL spokesman confirmed. The investigations are routine whenever there is an allegation or a fight. Last week, it investigated an alleged incident between Le'Ron McClain and Channing Crowder. (As a point of reference, Redskins fans will remember that Sean Taylor was fined $17,000 for spitting on Tampa Bay's Michael Pittman in a January 2006 playoff game.)
"He spit in my face, and that really fired us all up," McGlynn told the Philadelphia Daily News. "We were really looking to put the afterburners on them. It's good to see. We came out and scored 60 points, almost. ... We want to play the game with all the respect in the world. When people come out and disrespect you like that. ... I think there just has to be more respect for the game than that. That's just a terrible thing. We just looked at it as, 'Hey, keep pouring it on them.' "
Landry responded with an adamant denial: "This is my answer: When would I ever be in touch with the center? I never blitz the 'A' gap."
He was told that McGlynn said the incidents occurred during extra points and replied: "Extra points? Still, when would I ever be in the 'A' gap? Extra points I'm on the end. With that said, that's your answer."
Landry was in the midst of the pregame fight that broke out as the teams headed to the locker room after warmups. It appeared the confrontation started between Landry and Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson. The Eagles contend that the Redskins were mocking Jackson, who has a history of concussions.
Landry tweeted this morning:
To everyone who's truly redskin fan/fan of mine... Knows I never been a dirty player/never will!!! Supposedly I spit on the center if there's any truth to that I would have been flagged or the guy would have some sort of reaction!!! I just play hard and do anything to help the team win... As for as D. Jack that's my guy been home boys for awhile so to y'all who wanna read blogs/the Internet find out the truth to stories/not a writer trying to stir confusion!!! Tough lost as a hold... Still have a lot of fball left... Hail to the skins!!! Good morning!!!
| November 16, 2010; 5:33 PM ET
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