Free-agent RB LenDale White has shown flashes of brilliance during his four-year NFL career, but questions about his work ethic and consumption of alcohol and marijuana have left him without a team and suspended for the first four games of the 2010 season. Not surprisingly, White told Fox Sports Radio’s “Petros and Money” show that his phone has been silent.
“I haven’t got any calls from [the CFL or UFL]. Nobody’s called me, but I’m preparing to play in the NFL and that’s what I’m going to keep continuing to work on,” White said (via SportsRadioInterviews.com). “That’s the highest league that we have. I’m not taking any shots or disrespecting any other leagues, but it’s the National Football League that everybody wants to play in. I’m preparing to play for a team this year in the NFL.”
White was abruptly cut by the Seahawks this offseason, not long after they traded for him. The move surprised many, especially considering that White’s former college coach, Pete Carroll, had taken the reins in Seattle.
“It is what it is … it’s unfortunate,” White said. “I regret everything, if I did anything wrong or whatever I did. But it just wasn’t the place for me.”
White also was asked about another embattled running back, former USC teammate Reggie Bush. Did White know what was happening with Bush, who reportedly accepted gifts from a prospective agent while at USC?
“I don’t know what the situation was,” White said. “Reggie walked to school with us, went to class with us, always went to school. I guess we really didn’t get into each other’s personal lives like that. … I don’t know all the facts and I don’t care to know all the facts.
“Reggie’s good. I’ve talked to him. I guess he’s just more sad or hurt that they would paint him in a bad way and they’re trying to put that on him and I agree with him. Like I said, I don’t know all the facts, but you still can’t take away what this guy did on the field.”