Before LenDale White was drafted, there were murmurs among NFL scouts that he had “maturity issues” to go along with being a fat tub of goo. Thus, White tumbled to the second round before being scooped up by the Tennessee Titans. After having some success with the Titans, White found himself out in the cold before the 2010 season when former Titans skipper Jeff Fisher decided that some guy named Chris Johnson was going to be the feature back for the team. In April, 2010, White was reunited with Carroll who had just been lured away from USC to Seattle just before it came out that Los Angeles had professional football after all.
After getting cut just a month later by Seattle basically for being a dick and smoking pot (and not sharing), White signed a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos, a homecoming for the Denver native. In the last preseason game before the 2010 season, White ruptured his Achilles’ tendon and likely played a role in getting Josh McDaniels shipped out.
Despite his recent setbacks, White maintained a diplomatic tone when asked about his college coach and one-time Trojan enabler Pete Carroll.
Let me stand in line for two hours and then leave without getting in TMZ:
White was leaving Voyeur nightclub in Hollywood with former USC teammate Dominique Byrd when we asked about reports that certain NBA players were complaining about a controversial sneaker … and LenDale replied:
“If it ain’t Chauncey Billups or Kobe Bryant … f*ck ‘em. Or if it ain’t the Denver Broncos or Chris Johnson … f*ck ‘em. Or D-Byrd … or the Trojans … minus Pete Carroll — f*ck you.”
When our camera guy quipped, “You love the Trojans” … LenDale continued, “Except for Pete Carroll. Minus Pete Carroll I have Trojan love.”
Okay, so White seems to still be upset about being pink slipped by the Seahawks before he had to serve a four-game suspension for coming up “Magic Johnson” on a drug test. But, really, he probably just needed a shot of tequila.