Former Washington tight end Chris Cooley is one of the 10 former players being added to the the team’s greatest 90 players list in honor of the franchise’s 90th anniversary, but he says he doesn’t want to go to the ceremony Sunday.
“I’m very appreciative of being voted in, and I’m very appreciative of my time while I was there,” he said on The Kevin Sheehan Show. “At this point, I don’t have a lot of desire to be involved with the Washington Commanders. It’s not the team name that does it.”
Cooley doesn’t go into specific detail about his decision to skip the ceremony. He played in Washington for his entire nine-year NFL career before its name change and was selected to two Pro Bowls before retiring after the 2012 season.