Running back DeAngelo Williams impressed wrestling fans in his debut for Impact Wrestling, but he says he’s done with the squared circle for now. With training camp rapidly approaching, Williams is looking to sign with an NFL team for the 2017 season.
Williams told ESPN he was pretty open, but that he wouldn’t sign with four teams: Jacksonville, Carolina, Cleveland and Dallas. He won’t sign with the Jaguars or Browns because, basically, those teams suck. (Fair enough.) Williams won’t sign with Carolina because he didn’t like the way the Panthers handled his release. “You don’t go back to exes,” he told Adam Schefter.
But he also won’t play for the Cowboys for a personal reason regarding his favorite team as a kid (the 49ers) and his general dislike of Dallas fans:
“My fandom for the team I was raised as will not allow me to go to the Cowboys,” Williams told Schefter. “I’m an ’80s baby ... and the 49ers ruled the ’80s. The Cowboys somewhat did something in the ’90s; I even refuse to give them that.
“The Cowboys, they win. They just don’t ever show up during the playoffs. They always disappear in the playoffs. I’ve got a great depiction of the Cowboys’ fan base. During the regular season last year, they were on cloud nine. You couldn’t tell them anything because they were going to win the ‘ship — that’s all they said. Fans just got extremely super annoying. Then, the minute they lose, they either got cheated, somebody was hurt — the excuses start flowing. It’s just amazing to me. That fan base just in general can’t handle defeat. Still, to this day, they say that the Dez Bryant catch against the Green Bay Packers was a catch!”
Ouch. Hopefully Williams signs with a team that plays against Dallas this season.
H/t to Michael