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Jay Gruden hilariously defends himself after A.J. Green's Doritos-in-his-pants story

Jay Gruden hilariously defends himself after A.J. Green's Doritos-in-his-pants story

Sometimes stories like this come together just perfectly. 

As part of a larger pretaped interview with Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green, the SportsTalk Live crew of Brian Mitchell and Rob Carlin asked if there were any stories he had from the time now-Redskins head coach Jay Gruden worked as the offensive coordinator for the Bengals. 

Green told one story in particular. 

"Jay, man, is so chill. He's definitely a player's coach, but I remember he used to come with like Doritos in his bag -- in his pants," Green recalled. "In the middle of practice he'd take one out and be like, 'A.J., you want a Dorito?' Like, no, Jay. It's in your pants. I don't need one. But it's always funny."

We just so happened to talk to Gruden shortly after, so we played the clip for him to get his reaction. Listening with a smirk, Gruden defended himself when the comments ended.

"That's so not true. I'm going to call A.J.That was one time at a walk-through," he said, laughing. "One time at a walk-through, I missed breakfast. That's bull. I'm calling him. I love that guy, though, man. I used to like that guy, too."

Watch the clip in the video player above and tune in for the full interview tonight at 10 p.m. on CSN.

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Report: President Trump told pro sports commissioners he believes NFL season should start on time

Report: President Trump told pro sports commissioners he believes NFL season should start on time

During a conference call with 13 professional sports commissioners Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he believes the 2020 NFL season should start as scheduled in September despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Adrian Wojnarowski.

Trump also reportedly remarked that he would like to allow fans back into stadiums and arenas by August or September.

The president used the call as an opportunity to commend the commissioners for their response to the pandemic. On March 11, the NBA became the first American professional sports league to suspend play in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. The NHL, which was less than a month out from the start of the playoffs, followed suit—as eventually did the MLS, ATP, WTA, PGA Tour, NASCAR and MLB spring training.

With the NFL still in the midst of its offseason, there remains hope that the 2020 season will begin on time. So far, the league has canceled its annual league meaning and delayed OTAs. The draft will be held as expected while teams make their selections remotely rather than in Las Vegas as originally planned. While many free-agent deals have yet to be finalized due to the inability for teams to conduct physicals, the NFL has yet to be affected as much as other major sports.

The season is set to begin Thursday, Sept. 10 with opening Sunday coming Sept. 13.

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President Trump commends sports commissioners, reportedly says NFL should start on time

President Trump commends sports commissioners, reportedly says NFL should start on time

The White House says President Donald Trump spoke with commissioners of the country's sports leagues on Saturday and told them he recognizes "the good work being done by many teams and players" to care for their communities and fans dealing with the new coronavirus.

After the conference call that included the president, two of his advisers and 13 sports commissioners ended, ESPN reported that Trump "believes the NFL season should start on time in September."

The virus has decimated the sports world with the NBA and NHL suspending their seasons indefinitely and MLB postponing the start of its season.

The NCAA basketball tournament was also canceled, as were college spring sports such as baseball and softball, lacrosse and track and field. No representatives of the NCAA were reported to be in the call.

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The White House says the commissioners thanked Trump for his "national leadership and for his interest in the sports industry." He called on them to continue efforts to support their fellow Americans during the current challenge.

A wide range of sports league officials participated in the call, including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

NBC Sports Washington's Matt Weyrich contributed to this report.

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