Mike Shanahan Was Salty Devin Thomas Appeared in a Fantasia Music Video?


First let me say this is a solid song. When the Former American Idol winner is not hanging out with Married T-Mobile employees or faking suicides, she makes some good music.

I never knew Devin Thomas was in the video until today, and the suggestion that Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was salty because he appeared in it seems absurd to me.

What he does on the off season with his free time is his business. I doubt that had anything to do with him getting cut or his on field production.  I hope not anyway.

ProFootballtalk has the details:

Specifically, after Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Thomas needs to be more focused on football, Thomas told Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com that Shanahan got annoyed with his offseason endeavors, including appearing in the music video for Fantasia’s “Bittersweet”.

“I’ll take that to heart, and now that I have a second chance, I’ll make sure I do everything professionally,” Thomas said. “I’m focusing on football. All that stuff can come later in life. I’m looking to just become a great receiver.”

All of this means nothing now because Thomas has been cut, but it speaks to a bigger issue of the type of control freak Mike Shanahan is.

There is a fine line between pushing your players to be the best they can be and being a dictator.

I would be annoyed if my coach was in my business like that.  My personal affairs should be non of his concerns unless it involved the police blotter.

If I wanted to shoot videos in the middle of the summer and I am not missing any mandatory sessions, he needs to keep his opinions to himself.

Shanahan’s Napoleon Complex, I think in the long will be a detriment to the betterment of the team.

You are the head coach not the police—stop handcuffing your players personal lives like they are Pacman Jones.


  1. Rob, you may have a point about Shanahan. LJ aka Larry Johnson was also in a Fantasia video and he was cut. I think Fantasia is the opposite of a Kardashians, while they bring you championships, Fantasia get you cut. Beware Ballers of the Curse of Fantasia!!!

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