Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson is a child of Redskins Nation, and a DMV native who has come home to roost in Washington. So while most players will either wear Redskins apparel (Oshiomogho Atogwe conducts all interviews in a Redskins cap), or baseball/football/college caps, Wilson always sports his Fairfax County Police hat for interviews.
I finally caught up with him today to discuss the significance, which has three different angles to it:
1. He wants to support his local police department. He has a lot of respect for the men and women that serve their communities in law enforcement, and he wants to show his support. Also, the hat was free.
2. It makes him look official. “I like the way it looks, and people say I look like a cop,” he said with a big laugh. ”I like it though, it feels pretty cool. They said that the real ones have a stiffer brim than that though, so I’m trying to work my way over to a Fairfax Police Department and get a real one.”
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