Washington Commanders DC Jack Del Rio apologizes after calling Capitol insurrection a ‘dustup’
Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has apologized for calling the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the U.S. Capitol a “dustup.”The veteran coach made the comments while speaking to the media on Wednesday and issued the apology a few hours later. “I made comments earlier today in referencing the attack that took place on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. Referencing that situation as a dust-up was irresponsible and negligent and I am sorry,” Del Rio said in a statement posted on Twitter. And then we have a dustup at the Capitol, nothing burned down, and we’re going to make that a major deal. Del Rio, 59, has never been one to shy away from controversy.mlive.com
Del Rio sorry after calling Capitol insurrection a 'dust-up'
Washington Commanders assistant coach Jack Del Rio issued an apology for his word choice after doubling down on a comparison he made on social media between the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and the protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.
Washington's Ron Rivera on verge of final cancer treatment
Washington coach Ron Rivera will have his last treatment for a form of skin cancer Monday, two months after being diagnosed. Rivera learned in August he had squamous cell carcinoma, which is considered very treatable when caught as early as he did. The 58-year-old missed some practice time but no games while undergoing treatments, and has been told his long-term prognosis is good. While usually prepared for happenings on the field with a decade of NHL coaching experience, some things about going through cancer treatment surprised him. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio ran practice when Rivera couldn't be at the facility.
Rivera misses Washington practice to begin cancer treatments
As planned, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio stepped in and ran practice ahead of Washington's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)Ron Rivera missed Washington's first game week practice to begin treatment for a form of skin cancer, so Jack Del Rio stepped in as planned. Del Rio didn't have an update on how Rivera was feeling, but expects him back at the team's practice facility Wednesday. I really dont hear Coach (Rivera) when he's here doing, cornerback Ronald Darby said. But to be honest, it did feel a little weird because whats going on and what he's going through, but we've got to keep pushing.