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Allen still feels slighted by his time in KC

Posted on: September 30, 2011 11:52 pm
AllenPosted by Josh Katzowitz

When Vikings defensive end Jared Allen faces off against the Chiefs in Kansas City this Sunday, he won’t have great memories of his departure from there the last time.

That’s because he started his career with the Chiefs, who drafted him 2004 but then traded him to Minnesota in 2008 for the draft picks they eventually would use to select Branden Albert, Jamaal Charles and DaJuan Morgan.

At the time, Allen was coming off his career-high 15 ½ -sack season, but he and then-general manager Carl Peterson couldn’t come to an agreement on a new contract. So, Allen made it clear that he wanted out, and he got what he wanted.

But Allen is obviously still fueled by the end of his tenure in Kansas City, and he lashed out at Peterson, who’s no longer in pro football, this week when discussing it.

After he was asked why he wanted to leave Kansas City, Allen said (via the Kansas City Star), “His name was Carl Peterson. You can write that in caps. Obviously I guess I had a problem with (owner) Clark (Hunt), too, because he chose Carl over me.”

The main problem was that Allen feels like Peterson lied to him. And apparently it still stings.

“When everything went down there,” Allen said, “I didn’t appreciate being lied to. I was told I’d be getting a (contract) extension and everything and the way things played out…

“My biggest thing was, ‘Listen, I never lied to you guys. I show up and I bust my tail for you. Please don’t lie to me.’ After so many times of hearing they’re going to take care of you and they don’t and hearing the words Carl had to say about me, it’s tough to give it your all for somebody like that.” sent Peterson an e-mail requesting comment, but the message was not returned. Instead, we’re left to record what former Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said.

“You never like to trade good players, especially guys that can rush the quarterback,” Edwards told the paper. “He’s a unique player. But there are times where you’re forced to do it. In the situation we were in, I don’t think we had any possibility of signing the guy. He felt like he wanted to move on and we were trying to rebuild. We needed players. It worked out well for Minnesota. It worked out for the Chiefs. They got some more players.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 1:52 am

Allen still feels slighted by his time in KC

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:21 am

Allen still feels slighted by his time in KC

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Since: Jul 30, 2007
Posted on: October 1, 2011 1:24 pm

Allen still feels slighted by his time in KC

I guess you don't remember getting arrested and the trouble you were getting into because you were too sauced back in your days with KC. 
You were a drunk back then and they didn't believe in you, now you're sober get over it. 

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 1, 2011 12:00 pm

Allen still feels slighted by his time in KC

KC did what they had to do. Allen was a knucklehead back then as this article failed to mention. Pretty much the Chiefs got Charles for allen. Charles is out this year yes but imo thats not a bad trade. It not like Allen went to the vikes and got a ring.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 1, 2011 11:09 am

Allen still feels slighted by his time in KC

>>> You've got a better gig with a better team at a higher salary, so:

That's the problem with most athletes...and most people. They never will just let something matter how innocuous it is.

Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: October 1, 2011 10:49 am

Allen still feels slighted by his time in KC

Entitled to his opinion.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: October 1, 2011 2:11 am

Allen still feels slighted by his time in KC

Jared has a point and he should be mad, but from the Chiefs side, I see why they traded him.  Allen had been in trouble with the law over drunk driving and they felt he was one strike away from being out of the league.  So, they traded him and got great talent none of which hve helped us win much.  Allen is a great DE and this weekend he will let Matt Cassell know such!

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: October 1, 2011 12:24 am

Allen still feels slighted by his time in KC

Wow, great headline, Sportsline.  Somebody else named Allen spent a few years as a Chief and did very well there.  When saw that header, I told myself, "What happened?  I thought Marcus Allen got along great with the Chiefs and their fans during his time in KC...lots of mutual love, respect and admiration there."  Then I clicked on it, and the story was actually JARED Allen's sour grapes.  Guess that tell you how old I am.  :-)   And how shortsighted the headline writer is.

As for this story--get over it, Jared.  You've got a better gig with a better team at a higher salary, so:

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