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Shawn Andrews was “disgusted” by treatment he received from Donovan McNabb

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As the Jonathan Martin situation sparks a broader debate regarding the treatment of NFL players by other NFL players, former Eagles offensive lineman Shawn Andrews has opened up about his experiences in Philadelphia.

In a lengthy and at times rambling interview with Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philly, Andrews said that he was “disgusted” by the way quarterback Donovan McNabb treated Andrews.

“People think that it’s just a band of brothers,” Andrews said.  “These are my co-workers, and I understood that really early on.  That you can’t trust everybody.”

Andrews said he didn’t think he was bullied by McNabb.  Instead, Andrews believes that McNabb repeatedly talked about Andrews behind his back.

“If you put your heart, everything that comes with you, on the line for another person and they’re saying some very, very, very untrue things about you to other guys in our same league on other teams, how would that make you feel?” Andrews said.  “You’re putting your heart on the line, man.  You could break your neck, there’s so many things that you could do.”

Andrews said he eventually confronted McNabb, and that McNabb denied it.

“I’m disgusted by it,” Andrews said.  “You know, like [Jonathan] Martin?  I feel the connection there because when he said he tried to befriend the people who talked about him, I know what he’s going through.”

Beyond McNabb, it’s clear that Andrews wasn’t happy with how he was treated while on the team.

“When the camera is rolling oh it’s, ‘We’re a team, we’re a team’ but when the cameras go off it’s like, ‘Screw you, dude. Screw you,’” Andrews said.  “I’ve had to work with guys that didn’t have everybody’s best interests at heart. The only guy I’ll tell you that I could trust on that team was flat out Brian Dawkins.”

Again, Andrews said he wasn’t bullied by McNabb or anyone else.  But it’s obvious that he didn’t believe that an atmosphere of family existed among his teammates.  And it’s also obvious that Andrews has some strong negative feelings about Donovan McNabb.

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83 Responses to “Shawn Andrews was “disgusted” by treatment he received from Donovan McNabb”
  1. nfloracle says: Nov 8, 2013 4:53 PM

    Cry me a river. You should have repeatedly punched McNabb in that big mouth of his. That would have done all of us a favor if it had encouraged him to keep it shut.

  2. mp4philly says: Nov 8, 2013 4:55 PM

    Get my Michael Phelps on… Classic

  3. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 8, 2013 4:55 PM

    Weapon X has to be first ballot. First Ballot. FIRST BALLOT.

  4. faceyagle says: Nov 8, 2013 4:56 PM

    Who’s next to cry? These guys are pansies. Maybe they need to be bullied some more to toughen them up!

  5. nfl3289 says: Nov 8, 2013 4:57 PM

    Brian Dawkins….. The Man

  6. harrycanyon says: Nov 8, 2013 5:00 PM

    Now every minor player in the league looking for some attention will tell their sob stories of being bullied in the NFL. This is going to get real stupid before it goes away.

  7. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Nov 8, 2013 5:00 PM

    Gossip girls…

  8. joshuavkidd says: Nov 8, 2013 5:01 PM

    zero credibility from this goof… nothing more than a ratings stunt.

  9. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 8, 2013 5:01 PM

    Too bad Donnie, should’ve kept it real. Even Robert Griffin could smell the poison on him.

  10. bobbyhoying says: Nov 8, 2013 5:02 PM

    Seriously Sean?

  11. crs334 says: Nov 8, 2013 5:04 PM

    Rambling, paranoia, accusational… I’m sorry but it sounds like this guy might be feeling the effects of a long nfl career

  12. rymexico says: Nov 8, 2013 5:05 PM

    If you get bullied McNabb, you deserve everything you got comin to you…..

  13. calhounlambeau says: Nov 8, 2013 5:08 PM

    It’s pretty clear some of these guys have never had a job outside of working in the NFL. Welcome to the workforce. It ain’t pretty.

  14. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 8, 2013 5:08 PM

    I can see McNabb talking about someone behind their backs. He seems like the type.

    But I’m tired of these revisionist history stories just because of this Miami crap.

  15. endzone says: Nov 8, 2013 5:09 PM

    Talking behind someone’s back in order to harm their good name, reputation etc, is a form of bullying, as is excluding someone from peer group activities and social events.

    And men are novices when it comes to bullying in a workplace or neighborhood or school. Women and girls are masters at this and that is not a compliment to women. This is a serious problem in our society at large and the NFL is no different. Being a large and strong person has nothing whatsoever to do with being a target of bullying. And everyone except maybe Saint Theresa is guilty of some form of bullying another person in their life, even if only a being bystander to it. The bystander is also culpable.

  16. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Nov 8, 2013 5:09 PM

    As much as I dislike the Eagles and McNabb I have to defend them. Shawn Andrews has mental problems. This isn’t the 1st time he’s given a rambling interview. I’ll never forget Howard Eskin did an interview with him right after Jimmy Johnson had passed away. Before he played the interview Eskin was laughing and telling everyone to brace themselves. Might have even played the Psyco theme. In the interview Andrews was talking like Johnson was still alive and in the room with them……

  17. belichickee says: Nov 8, 2013 5:09 PM

    Seriously what a bunch of freaking crybabies it turns out most pro players are, “wah wah my coworkers are mean to me” such wusses

  18. azarkhan says: Nov 8, 2013 5:11 PM

    And McNabb was going to mentor RGIII? LOL

  19. scs875 says: Nov 8, 2013 5:12 PM

    This just goes to show what teams with good ‘chemistry’ are able to accomplish, good leadership / coaching makes a difference, and the divas and locker room cancers that hurt a team. not easy to make it all work with the paychecks and egos, etc of all of these guys. but it does blend nicely on some teams at times and there is a real comradarie

    Dawkins is a great example, football player and human being!

  20. waxthat says: Nov 8, 2013 5:13 PM

    Wolverine getting some love.

  21. dbfan4ever says: Nov 8, 2013 5:17 PM

    kids can be so cruel…oh wait these are “GROWN MEN” Martin should have just beat Incognito down. Bullies are to be confronted!

  22. mogogo1 says: Nov 8, 2013 5:19 PM

    If he never felt he was bullied, why air all the dirty laundry? This is becoming a circus, where everybody who ever felt wronged can get back at their enemies.

  23. phinatic29 says: Nov 8, 2013 5:25 PM

    Shawn, saying untrue is all we need to know. Putting very, very, very in front of it does nothing to enhance the meaning.

  24. onebucplace says: Nov 8, 2013 5:26 PM

    Another nerd complains about stuff that happened 10-15 years ago. Get it over it already.

  25. patsbrat says: Nov 8, 2013 5:31 PM

    We fans root for these guys based on what we see on the field. But we really don’t know what type of people they really are.

  26. dt58 says: Nov 8, 2013 5:32 PM

    Sounds like he needs a hug

  27. RE LEE says: Nov 8, 2013 5:37 PM

    Oh boy… I feel a movie coming. Mean Dudes. I thought these big men are tough— inside and out. But I also read a while ago that football players like watching soap on t.v.– I thought that was weird. I just couldn’t picture them watching it like my sister’s old mom in law glued in front of the t.v. soaking up all the baloney. Now I do.

  28. jlinatl says: Nov 8, 2013 5:41 PM

    Wasn’t Andrews brother signed by the Eagles as a way to settle and get more commitment from the troubled player?

  29. mc1439 says: Nov 8, 2013 5:41 PM

    My cat didn’t let me pet him when I got home from work.

  30. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 8, 2013 5:41 PM

    Talking about you behind your back. Really. Unfortunately, that is all too common in every workplace.

  31. whoisferg says: Nov 8, 2013 5:44 PM

    What is with these crybabies?

    Hey NFL players, I don’t care that someone on your team called you a name or said they were going to bang your sister. What I want is for you to help your team win games. That’s it. Get a freaking therapist and cry to them. Don’t go cry to the media and spoil everything for the rest of us.

  32. titans4evr says: Nov 8, 2013 5:44 PM

    McNabb bullied all of his receivers too by skipping footballs at their knees.

  33. fjc1872 says: Nov 8, 2013 6:00 PM

    Really Andrew’s? Mcnabb, should have hit you in the head with a bat the way you didnt block for him

  34. rjmarrella says: Nov 8, 2013 6:02 PM

    But I thought “Number 5 loves you?!”

  35. giftnthecurse says: Nov 8, 2013 6:03 PM

    Grow a pair Dude

  36. 3 Finger Lenny says: Nov 8, 2013 6:04 PM

    Andrews always loved his sandwiches more over playing football

  37. fjc1872 says: Nov 8, 2013 6:04 PM

    Greatest QB in Eagle’s history, and you clowns still hatting on him

  38. greymares says: Nov 8, 2013 6:12 PM

    I find it funny that the biggest phony in Eagles history appeared on the radio show of the biggest phony on the radio today. to make this announcement. at least Missanelli will have this to talk about instead of HIS personal cry that the Eagles have to forget Foles and trade McCoy in order to move up and draft the franchise QB. now he wont suggest who that should be, because his next tirade will be to pick that guy apart

  39. baltimoresnativeson says: Nov 8, 2013 6:21 PM

    This is starting to sound like a group of teenage girls. How far we men have fallen.

  40. officialgame says: Nov 8, 2013 6:23 PM

    The Eagles did everything to appease this guy. They even brought in his brother who couldn’t play worth a lick in and gave him a fat contract. They thought the Andrews brothers would dominate and ended up with the Andrews sisters.

    “get my Michael Phelps on, my Michael Phelps”

  41. neisha75 says: Nov 8, 2013 6:28 PM

    I’m sure McNabb and the rest of the team was disgusted by Andrews’ inability to block. If he hasn’t said something then, there’s no need to bring it up now. Get back under the rock from which you were hiding. Loser.

  42. JMClarkent says: Nov 8, 2013 6:30 PM

    At least we finally have a good reason why they would bring in his talentless brother.

  43. realfootballfan says: Nov 8, 2013 6:30 PM

    Boo hoo, sounds like somebody needs to change their maxi pad. He sounds bitter like Qadry Ismail talking about Chris Carter didn’t “help” him, another grown man trying to get a check.

  44. cwm005 says: Nov 8, 2013 6:30 PM

    Sounds like being on an NFL team is like any other job, just more money.

  45. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Nov 8, 2013 6:46 PM

    Shawn Andrews obviously has something wrong upstairs. He walked away from the game to make crappy music on his computer when he was probably the most dominant guard in the NFL. The Eagles even signed his brother to try and bring him back into the fold. Didn’t work. Now that something is in the news he is trying to attach his name in some weird tangent. He needs help.

  46. FinFan68 says: Nov 8, 2013 7:01 PM

    endzone says:
    Nov 8, 2013 5:09 PM
    Talking behind someone’s back in order to harm their good name, reputation etc, is a form of bullying, as is excluding someone from peer group activities and social events.

    And men are novices when it comes to bullying in a workplace or neighborhood or school. Women and girls are masters at this and that is not a compliment to women. This is a serious problem in our society at large and the NFL is no different. Being a large and strong person has nothing whatsoever to do with being a target of bullying. And everyone except maybe Saint Theresa is guilty of some form of bullying another person in their life, even if only a being bystander to it. The bystander is also culpable.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That’s not it. What if bullying isn’t really the problem. It seems to me how individuals handle bullying is the bigger issue.

    I guarantee you that what we now call bullying has existed since the earliest social groups and civilizations. Two things have changed over the years.
    1) The methods of “bullying” have an added technological aspect and thus increased the convenience, speed and even the anonymity of it.
    2) Modern societies seem to be more concerned with assigning blame than solving problems. Things are blown out of proportion and excuses are made. There is basically some sort of “syndrome” that covers just about any form of behavior. People handle things differently and what was once described as weakness is now viewed as a strength.

    While the methods may be different this type of human interaction has been going on forever. It is not new and it is not unique. What it is has been blown out of proportion by a bunch of people that are quite literally profiting from the drama they have created in their minds and thrust on everyone.

  47. upperdecker19 says: Nov 8, 2013 7:01 PM

    McNabb only bullied worms in the Linc’s turf with all of his inaccurate passes straight into the ground.

  48. mancave001 says: Nov 8, 2013 7:01 PM

    endzone says:
    Nov 8, 2013 5:09 PM
    Talking behind someone’s back in order to harm their good name, reputation etc, is a form of bullying, as is excluding someone from peer group activities and social events.

    ——————-

    Not if you’re an adult.

  49. dinofrank60 says: Nov 8, 2013 7:11 PM

    So, you defend yourself and you’re a pansy. And you don’t defend yourself and you’re a wuss.

    Looks to me that you should go along with the program and be as compliant as you can. Most people do it; it makes everything so much hunky-dory. Let somebody else worry about things!

  50. thereyougo2 says: Nov 8, 2013 8:31 PM

    McWaddle strikes. Andrews again lost in space. What’s funny about the whole thing is heavyset Andy who controlled that circus in Philly is now about to become coach of the year barring any and all playoff games.

  51. yetimonster says: Nov 8, 2013 8:38 PM

    Andrews is unstable and has been for years. He walked out on the team several times, diagnosed clinical depression too. I work with people just like Andrews, always thinking someone is talking about them behind their back. If you are not unbalanced, you should grow up.

  52. panchi2131 says: Nov 8, 2013 8:54 PM

    Andrews : No.5 would always love you :)

    Mcnabb

  53. mancave001 says: Nov 8, 2013 8:55 PM

    Who cares what 1/2 of the Andrews Sisters has to say?

  54. justanotherdummy says: Nov 8, 2013 9:01 PM

    Missanelli is terrible. He is a loudmouth zero who has a platform to try an become a one. He is the least informed and relevant talk show host on the radio in Philadelphia. I can’t stand him.

  55. chaddukesthebuttpirate says: Nov 8, 2013 9:19 PM

    Hmmm… McNabb talking behind someone’s back? No way! It can’t be possible, can it? Unless you read the transcripts of what he said about the Redskins; Vikings; and Eagles;/coaches/players/front office, because it was all their faults as to why he failed so often, and certainly not his. He still believes he belongs in the H.O.F. And he still won’t wear a wristband. This guy, jeez!

    Him and Haynesworth need to get a room, 2 peas in a pod.

  56. badmoonrison says: Nov 8, 2013 9:40 PM

    McNabb never struck me as the leader type. He’s had a pattern of conflicts with others in the league, going back to the TO days. Heck, even the philly fans hated him at first, they booed him when he was chosen in the draft.

  57. briang123 says: Nov 8, 2013 9:47 PM

    You could not find a less sympathetic player to use to support what Martin claims to have been going through. Andrews should have been charged with grand larceny for the money he stole from the Eagles with his pathetic effort.

  58. uncletuna says: Nov 8, 2013 10:35 PM

    What would Rush say?!?

  59. upperdecker19 says: Nov 8, 2013 11:04 PM

    I believe this. Donovan bullied me in the line at Hometown Buffet

  60. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 8, 2013 11:08 PM

    I’m surprised that with all of the things being said to their face in film meetings and on the field that he is so sensitive to what he thinks th qb is saying behind his back. Maybe he is talking about the blocking calls that were said at the line and he never figured out what to do to block for him. :/

  61. soaringeagle13 says: Nov 8, 2013 11:45 PM

    Shawn Andrews…we could have had Steven Jackson or Vince Wilfork instead of this guy

  62. soaringeagle13 says: Nov 8, 2013 11:49 PM

    ..we could have had Steven Jackson or Vince Wilfork instead of this guy

  63. therealnorwegianblue says: Nov 9, 2013 12:26 AM

    Ooh, and, and, this one time, at band camp, …

  64. strongmackn says: Nov 9, 2013 12:44 AM

    So it sounds like the nfl is almost like most jobs in that: people spread rumors and act hostile at times?

    You idiots need to suck it up and move on. This is real life and people treat eachother like crap all the time. Only difference is, the nfl is jumping up and down screaming for sensitivity.

  65. okiny says: Nov 9, 2013 2:25 AM

    You mean to tell my Brian Dawkins is a better guy than Donovan McNabb? Nuh-uh!

  66. mogreenz says: Nov 9, 2013 2:44 AM

    for Pete’s sake give the man a bowl of soup!!..is it that hard ?

  67. raideralex99 says: Nov 9, 2013 3:29 AM

    I bet my last dollar that McNabb called him the “N” too. Oh wait that’s okay brother to brother is not racist.

  68. j4man1 says: Nov 9, 2013 5:33 AM

    Can’t stand McNabb, but where’s your proof crybaby?

  69. ballwasher says: Nov 9, 2013 5:58 AM

    Sheez, what next? Being a female football fan, I have some pink panties these girls can borrow to add to their “outfits” er, uniforms.

  70. donmcg2012 says: Nov 9, 2013 6:10 AM

    Nothing like seeking attention is there?

  71. gibbskins9 says: Nov 9, 2013 7:21 AM

    Like I’ve said before McNabb is not a nice person,
    I personally witnessed him deny a little girl an autograph, he is a punk

  72. TheWizard says: Nov 9, 2013 7:53 AM

    An excellent demonstration of what it takes to win a Super Bowl.

    You have to have not only a good team, but a cohesive team. It’s not easy to get both at the same time.

  73. bullcharger says: Nov 9, 2013 7:54 AM

    After that confession, all of us are now talking about him behind his back.

  74. peytonwantsaflag says: Nov 9, 2013 8:11 AM

    So, did Andrews speak of himself in the third person (Andrews is getting angry!) or was that an editorial decision?

  75. chuckchillout says: Nov 9, 2013 8:11 AM

    Why are people ragging on Andrews?!? He’s giving us what we come here for; the dirt, the skinny, and the inside dope.

    It’s not like we’re here for the injury reports.

    And why even click on the link if you don’t want to read about it?

    No surprise about McNabb……………..or Dawkins the other way. That guy could run for mayor of Philly, and he’d win!

  76. capbam says: Nov 9, 2013 8:12 AM

    Im the new commissioner of the WNFL. Just need a couple more sob stories and we got ourselves a team.

  77. milehighdonkeys says: Nov 9, 2013 8:59 AM

    The only take away from this for me is further solidifying my belief that Brian Dawkins is awesome.

  78. r8dernation says: Nov 9, 2013 9:25 AM

    Wow, the truth is finally coming out. No, not about Incognito and Mcnabb, but about all the friggin wussies in this league. You get paid millions for playing a kids game, suck it up or do something about it, but don’t turn into little punk snitches trying to get attention. You want to do some pouting? Try growing up and living the lives of us “average” people and see how you feel.

  79. hansenbrothers says: Nov 9, 2013 9:27 AM

    Oh my gosh. Why don’t we all paint our toenails and eat ice cream while we talk about our feelings? This is getting ridiculous.

  80. dtr3e says: Nov 9, 2013 9:36 AM

    I always thought football players were tough, strong men. But after all these stories about bullying, I’ve come to realize their all over-payed, pampered babies. I’d love to see some of these players on Ax Men, now there is a hostile work environment. They’d probably quit on the first day, after recieving a few punches in the mouth. They all need to shut up and quit whinning. You’re men! Act like it! Not saying to fight, but stand up for yourself. Because most people will walk away if their stood up too, if not it’s on them and they’ll know you aren’t one to be messed with.

  81. walkedintoabar says: Nov 9, 2013 10:14 AM

    i think the lesson we learned here is everyone cant stand McNabb.

  82. rajbais says: Nov 9, 2013 12:46 PM

    Again, why the HOF voters should be prohibited to use the “he was a good teammate argument.”

    There is no correlation between playing greatness and quality of teammate one was (look at Ray Lewis during his final 2 seasons in Baltimore), there is no definition, and the more you get to know these guys the more likely you know that they may not be good guys or teammates after all.

  83. rajbais says: Nov 9, 2013 12:46 PM

    Donovan McNabb will never get into Canton, but he shows us why the media is no longer credible. Just because too many media personalities felt sorry for him because people said possibly absurd things about him it does not mean that they know him.

    The media should no longer have a place in rating an individual’s character. They don’t live with athletes nor inside their team facilities to know who they truly are.

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