Andrews: Time With Eagles a ‘Living Hell’
Earlier this month, Shawn Andrews joined Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic to talk about bullying and his time with the Eagles. In doing so, he fired several shots at his former co-workers, including Donovan McNabb.
The former All-Pro Guard expanded on those thoughts in a lengthy feature with Sync Weekly. He said his time playing in Philadelphia was a “living hell” and indicated he could air some dirty laundry if he chose to do so.
“There were so many people that were Christian and going to church and saying, ‘Rookie, be seen and not heard,’ and then I see them in the back of the club doing some not-so-cool things being married. Everything under the sun — trying to tell you how to act. One guy out of the two who I thought I would fully respect during my time in Philadelphia, one of them let me down big time. Every time you see him, he’d have a Bible in his hand, and be coming from Bible study, but I know so many things about him that so many people would not be happy about.”
Andrews went on to say his former teammates spread rumors about him being gay. And he ripped McNabb for always wanting the spotlight on him.
“I could be sitting in the players’ lounge with a group, having some laughs, and he’d get his say in so the attention can shift,” Andrews says. “He was the type of person that had everything in the world he could want, but that still wasn’t enough. He wanted the attention on him. There was a whole lot of that behavior. He wasn’t just that way with me. I’m thinking, ‘Every day I strap on my shoulder pads and helmet, I’m here to protect you.’
“[McNabb] was a big part of it — he was a big part of my issues there. Bully is a strong word, but he was degrading to me and spread rumors. It’s bothered me that I haven’t really spoken about it.”
Andrews added that he was happiest when he was finishing out his career in 2010 with the New York Giants. He now lives in Little Rock, Ark. with his wife and son.
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