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GUS FREROTTE FEELING GREEN WITH ENVY AS TRENT GETS TV JOB?
Published September 18, 1998
DC's WRC-NBC made "its own Redskins quarterback switch this week, dropping Gus Frerotte" in favor of new starter Trent Green in the day-after-game slot on the Tuesday 6:00pm news, according to Leonard Shapiro of the WASHINGTON POST. Though Frerotte is under contract with WRC for the season to appear with station Sports Dir George Michael and former 'Skins QB Sonny Jurgensen, Shapiro reports that WRC "does have the option of inserting another guest in his place" if he is not the starter. While the station pays Frerotte for his weekly appearances, if Green keeps the starting job, Michael said, "I would certainly expect we are not required to pay (Frerotte). It's something we'll be talking about." Michael wouldn't say what Frerotte was being paid, only that it "was much less than the $50,000-a-season figure reported last year." Green appeared on the show Tuesday for free, but if he remains as the starter, Michael said he "would try to work out a financial arrangement with him to guarantee his appearance" (Leonard Shapiro, WASHINGTON POST, 9/18).