LaVar Arrington joining NFL Network


LaVar is on the far left. (Larry Dowling / Reuters)

LaVar Arrington — the 106.7 The Fan afternoon drive host, Washington Post contributor and former Redskins great — will move to Los Angeles and become a full-time contributor to NFL Network’s “NFL AM” program, according to that show’s producer.

Arrington is remaining with 106.7 The Fan and will have “a prominent role” on the station’s new afternoon drive show, although he will be contributing from southern California, according to a source.

“We’re really excited about having LaVar Arrington join the show,” NFL Network producer Jeremy Louwerse told Awful Announcing and the Fang’s Bites podcast. “LaVar has contributed to the show in the past year, but now he’s going to become a full-time member of the family, the team, and we are thrilled to have him….I can go over LaVar’s resume, most football fans know it: he’s a three-time Pro Bowler, [went] no. 2 in the overall draft, and he’s a beloved and outspoken person in the NFL, so we’re happy to have him….We feel like we have a nice, well-rounded family that we want America to get to know.”

Arrington will start with NFL Network in early August, according to Louwerse. He will join former players Eric Davis, Terrell Davis and a part-time Justin Babineau on the program.

Arrington’s final appearance on The Washington Post’s “Post Sports Live” program will be next Tuesday. He will not be replaced by a famous ex-athlete.

While I obviously knew about this for a while due to the weirdness of sharing a weekly Web show’s set with Arrington, I have not actually gotten an official comment from him yet. Stay tuned for that, I suppose.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things DC sports at the DC Sports Bog.
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