Disclaimer: This is a Jason La Canfora rumor so enter at your own risk.
Yesterday it was reported that Redskins LT Trent Williams was skipping this week's mandatory mini-camp due to a contract dispute. It was reported that he wanted a new deal or a trade. Williams has two years left on his deal worth $24 million with no guaranteed money. Fans and pundits had a field day with what that meant for the Redskins, Williams' worth, the cost of injuries, and the meaning of life.
Day 2 of mini-camp is here, and we still don't have Trent Williams in attendance. Former Redskins beat reporter and object of fan ridicule Jason La Canfora has dropped a bombshell report this morning. Trent Williams isn't looking for a new deal, he's looking to force a divorce with the Redskins.
Trent Williams issues with Skins are not financial at all according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation. He's told teammates he has demanded a trade or his release from the club due to their handling of his recent medical situation. Has vowed not to play for them— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 5, 2019
La Canfora reports that Williams is looking to be traded or released, and he has vowed to not play for them. His reason? The Redskins handling of his recent medical situation. This isnt specific, he most recently had surgery to remove a growth/tumor on his scalp.
This is a developing story, and we will have updates as they become available.
Ben Standig has heard similar...
Mentioning I heard something similar about 71 to the JLC report isn't me reporting as fact. I would have reported if I had the needed sources. Just noting his report, which sounds wild, is something I have indeed heard, if that makes sense. Might not.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) June 5, 2019
Back to minicamp...
So has Grant Paulsen...
Huge development. I havent heard that he vowed not to play for the Redskins. I can confirm Trent Williams has been voicing his displeasure about how he's been handled to people close to him for a while now. https://t.co/5ZA7BiVOMG— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) June 5, 2019
But there’s a sense in some league circles that Williams is concerned about more than his contract, and that he has hard feelings against the team regarding the manner in which the tumor/growth on his head was handled.
Trent Williams close friend Adrian Peterson hasn't heard anything about this from him:
Adrian Peterson: “I don’t know where that came from. I talk to him all the time and I’ve never heard him say that.” (On Trent Williams report)— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) June 5, 2019