Hall of Fame Los Angeles Rams running back, Eric Dickerson, has been banned from the team sidelines.
Dickerson is a six time Pro Bowler and had his jersey retired with the Los Angeles Rams after being drafted by the team. Dickerson was named Rookie of the Year, won the National Football League Offensive Player of the Year, and three times won the NFC Offensive Player of the Year all with the Rams. Now the team has informed him that because of comments he has made on his radio show that he is no longer welcome on the sideline during Rams home games.
“Someone from upper management called me and said I make the players feel uncomfortable about some of the stuff I say on the radio. . . . They don’t want me on the sidelines. They don’t want me at the games,” announced Dickerson on his radio show. “Look, I love my football team. I want my team to win. You got the nerve to call me and tell me that crap? . . . These are grown men, these aren’t a bunch of girls. These are grown-ass men. . . .”
Dickerson did not say who called him on the phone but did continue with what he told the caller in response.
“If you get fired, you will go someplace else, but I will always be Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams,” Dickerson told whoever it was that called him. “That’s why I wear that gold jacket. I have the right to say what I want to say.”