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Report: McNabb refused to wear a wristband with plays

Mike Shanahan, Donovan McNabb

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, left, and quarterback Donovan McNabb stand on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)


As the marriage between the Redskins and quarterback Donovan McNabb moves toward an inevitable divorce (annulment may be the better word), our friends at the Sports Junkies on 106.7 the Fan in D.C. have added a little grease to the fire.

According to the Sports Junkies, citing multiple unnamed sources, coach Mike Shanahan asked McNabb to wear a wristband after he struggled to remember plays. McNabb declined, explaining that it would make him look stupid. (More accurately, McNabb said, “It’s bad for my image.”)

Per the report, owner Daniel Snyder became furious with Shanahan when he learned after the season that McNabb wouldn’t wear a wristband.

So wherever McNabb plays in 2011, it’ll be interesting to see whether he’ll wear a wristband.