After Carson Wentz’s unprofessional chat with a reporter Commanders president threatens to limit access
Jason Wright, the president of the Washington Commanders, was not pleased with how one reporter conducted a conversation with the quarterback Carson Wentz. After a “pompous, unprofessional” exchange with Wentz, Wright hinted that he would limit the reporter’s access. After Carson Wentz’s unprofessional chat with a reporter
Scott Abraham, a reporter for ABC 7 in Washington, D.C., is the one in question. Wentz was interviewed by Abraham, who asked him some direct questions regarding his difficulties in practice and elsewhere in the NFL.
Commander’s president threatened to restrict reporters
The questions from Abraham were harsh and direct. They could have been asked in a less combative way and were likely phrased in this manner to elicit a response from Wentz. However, all of Abraham’s questions were fair. Multiple teams have traded Wentz and there have been reports that Wentz is struggling during camp. Reporters aren’t supposed to be cheerleaders for the teams they cover. They are supposed to ask difficult questions. Abraham did that, even if you can quibble with his phrasing.
To Wentz’s credit, he handled the situation well. He didn’t get flustered or frustrated by the way the questions were asked, and provided decent answers. The interview clip Wright criticized didn’t go viral due to Wentz’s reaction. It went viral due to the reporter’s harsh questions.
Having said that, it is a drastic move for Wright to threaten to restrict Abraham’s “special access.” Although the interview could be considered provocative, the questions asked were reasonable. Wright drew extra attention to something that would have faded away soon by tweeting the clip and criticizing the reporter.