Washington Commanders president Jason Wright didn’t like the questions one reporter asked Carson Wentz during a recent interview.
ABC 7News DC reporter Scott Abraham asked the Washington Commanders quarterback blunt questions about the narrative that he’s an inaccurate thrower.
Me – "Carson, there's a growing narrative that you've been inaccurate in training camp. Is that a fair characterization?@cj_wentz – "For one, it's camp. I didn't know that, so thank you."
Watch the entire back and forth. Good stuff from the @Commanders QB1.
More on @7NewsDC! pic.twitter.com/LR9Yr2TQeY
— Scott Abraham (@Scott7news) August 11, 2022
Abraham also asked Wentz why his previous teams didn’t want him and if his stop with Commanders could be his last chance to retain a starting job in the NFL.
“Philly didn’t want you. Indy didn’t want you. Do you think this is your last chance to prove that you can be a starting quarterback in the NFL?” Abraham asked.
Part 2 – I asked Carson on if he believes this is his last chance to prove he is a starting quarterback in the NFL pic.twitter.com/AiCttFvnrV
— Scott Abraham (@Scott7news) August 12, 2022
Jason Wright, the team’s President, reacted to the interview by threatening to restrict Abraham’s access to players in the future.
Thankfully, Carson demonstrated grace & class in response to this pompous, unprofessional mess. I recognize you have made a living on childlike provocation but it needs to be called out. Don’t expect special access and good luck building rapport with the guys @Scott7news . https://t.co/fegxgvcJmr
— Jason Wright (@whoisjwright) August 12, 2022
Wright’s response didn’t sit well with some journalists.
This is the team president of the Commanders threatening to limit access because a journalist had the temerity to ask "tough" questions. Very on brand!!!
Fortunately Carson handled it way better than Wright did. I'm rooting for him but against the team of my childhood. https://t.co/drZI0rSuRv
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) August 12, 2022
It's alarming when a team president responds to normal journalism like this https://t.co/BUNxXPxeaK
— Arif Hasan, former hexagon (@ArifHasanNFL) August 12, 2022
I watched the video and am still waiting to figure out what the problem is, other than, uh, "tone." Was the "tone" that egregious or is the objection that someone laid out a tough but true fact (Wentz's last two teams clearly didn't want him) and then asked about it? https://t.co/rY9CBRTLjb
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) August 12, 2022
Absolutely nothing wrong with the questions. And a reporter doesn't need "special access" to do their job. We have to get away from athletes expecting reporters to be sycophants. https://t.co/40Uzhts09i
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 12, 2022