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President of Washington Commanders Jason Wright called a reporter on social media Friday after calling his one-on-one interview with quarterback Carson Wentz a “pumpy, unprofessional mess.”
Wright tweeted a clip from an interview with WJLA’s Scott Abraham, in which he asked Wentz about the “story” surrounding his inconsistent performance during training camp and his time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts.
“Satisfying, Carson demonstrated grace and class in response to this pompous, unprofessional mess,” Wright wrote in a tweet.
“I know you’ve made your living from childish provocation, but it must be spoken. Don’t expect special access and good luck building rapport with the boys.”
RON RIVERA OF COMMANDS SAYS ORGANIZATION HAS GREAT CONFIDENCE IN QUARTERBACK CARSON WENTZ
The clip shared by Wright highlighted two questions from the more than 10-minute interview.
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“Real talk here, Carson. It’s well documented – Philly didn’t want you. Indy didn’t want you. Do you think this is your last chance to prove you can be a starting quarterback in the NFL?” asked Abraham.
“I don’t really think about all those things,” Wentz replied. “For me, I play the game I love, and I have the most confidence of anyone in myself to deliver, to play at a high level, to be part of something special here with this team. So I’m doing don’t put all that pressure on myself. People can have that feeling, people can say whatever they want. I have no problem with that.”
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The interview covered a wide variety of topics, including Wentz building a foundation with his new team, his progress in the NFL, his connection to wide receiver Terry McLaurin, and even his faith.
Wright responded to criticism of his comment on social media, saying, “No respect should never be tolerated.” In a separate tweet, he clarified that the reporter’s media reference would not be revoked.
Washington missed the playoffs in 2021 after making it into the 2020 postseason for the first time since the 2015 season. The Commanders open their preseason Saturday against the Carolina Panthers.
Joe Morgan of Fox News contributed to this report.