Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson said Monday night that he was banned from the sideline during Rams games by head coach Jeff Fisher.
Earlier Monday, Dickerson said on his radio show that he had been banned from the sideline over his criticism of the team. Monday night, he appeared on FOX Sports Radio and said Fisher was responsible for removing him from the sideline.
“I’ll never come to another Rams game as long as Jeff Fisher is head coach,” Dickerson told Jason Smith of FOX Sports Radio.
The entire interview can be heard here.
At his regular Monday meeting with reporters, Fisher said he had “a really good conversation” with Dickerson last week and didn’t know why Dickerson had said what he said Monday.
“He’s always welcomed, yeah,” Fisher said, per the team’s official transcript. “I’d welcome him in the building. I’d love to have him come in. I’d love to have him come to practice. I’d love to have him in come in the meetings. [Former Titans running back] Eddie George has been in my meetings more than Eric Dickerson has. I’d love to have him here.”
Initially Dickerson had said, without naming anyone, that someone “from upper management called me and said I make the players feel uncomfortable about some of the stuff I say on the radio . . . they don’t want me on the sidelines. They don’t want me at the games.”
In trying to keep with Fisher’s summer Hard Knocks theme of eliminating 7-9 type of, um, stuff, Rams COO Kevin Demoff tweeted Monday that he reached out to Dickerson and wanted to clear up a “miscommunication.”