RB LenDale White is dealing with something he has likely not faced in his entire football career — humility. The outspoken White told the Tennessean that he has been humbled by his recently release.
White looked like he was destined for a second chance in Seattle, playing for former coach Pete Carroll. NFL pundits and fantasy enthusiasts figured that White would eventually take over the top spot on the Seahawks’ depth chart. Instead, came his stunning release which left White to wonder what exactly happened.
“No one told me why I was really released, so I don’t really know and I don’t like to comment on what-ifs or why,’’ White told the Tennessean.
“Obviously it didn’t work out for a reason. But … I love football and I am going to work hard. I did work hard. I look myself in the mirror and there are things I obviously need to change and I am working on that. But I had no clue it was coming. It’s crazy, really.’’
White alluded to a possible suspension and his past dalliance with marijuana, saying that, “the stuff that I did in my recent past caught up to me in the present and it’s affecting my future.”
Even if a suspension is looming, being released by your college coach seems a bit harsh. Especially when you consider that coach Carroll stuck with the University of Southern California and did not go scampering for an NFL job when the possibility of probation loomed.
Alright, that last comment might have been facetious, but White apparently agrees.
“Pete Carroll? The same Pete Carroll who ran out on ’SC?” said White, shaking his head. “I have no comment on Pete. I better wait ’til I’m on a team one day before I say anything.”
You kind of hope for White to land on a team soon so he can really unload on Carroll and the USC situation. White might not be Joe Theismann, but he is outspoken in his own right.