Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Did Andre the Giant Try Out for the Redskins?

Washington Post
24 March 2009

D.C. Sports Bog [Blog]

By Dan Steinberg

Andre the Giant Never Tried Out for the Redskins

"After wrestling in Japan and Canada for a few years, the 27-year-old [Andre the Giant] came under the wing of Vincent K. McMahon and the World Wide Wrestling Federation in 1973," Andre's official WWE Hall of Fame bio reads. "Though the company would change dramatically, Andre would remain with the McMahon family for the next 20 years; he was even offered a contract by the NFL's Washington Redskins in 1974, but turned it down to stay in the ring." [...]