GUS FREROTTE FEELING GREEN WITH ENVY AS TRENT GETS TV JOB?
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).