Fred Jackson spent nine years of his NFL career playing for the Buffalo Bills, and many had expected the veteran running back to finish his career with the New York state franchise.
Those expectations were dashed this week though when the 34-year-old was released by the franchise.
And now, speaking on his exit from the team who gave him a shot in the pros, Jackson has identified the individual he feels is to blame.
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"There's only one person in that organization that I haven't gotten honesty from, and that was [Doug Whaley]," Jackson told The Buffalo News.
Whaley, the Buffalo Bills general manager, is believed to have been the driving force behind the franchise's decision to cut the fan favorite. Indeed, Buffalo News reporter, Tim Graham, revealed he'd been told that Whaley had "gone rogue" in showing Jackson the exit door.
"Bills organization will remain unified when speaking publicly, but two sources tell me Doug Whaley went rogue in cutting Fred Jackson," Graham explained.
With Whaley having gone on record to say that Bills owners, Terry and Kim Pegula, had been on board with the decision, it remains to be seen whether Jackson has indeed received total honesty from the rest of the team hierarchy as he believes.
Fred Jackson may no longer be a Buffalo Bills running back, but it might not take him long to find a new employer.
The veteran was in Seattle on Tuesday to discuss a potential deal with the Seahawks where ESPN reports he took a physical for the Super Bowl runners up.
Bills fans: Were your team right to cut Fred Jackson? Have your say in the comments below...