The relationship between Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson and the Los Angeles Rams has, at times, been a rocky one. However, both sides were able to let bygones be bygones and made their union official by agreeing to a one-day contract that allowed Dickerson to finally retire as a Ram.
Los Angeles also made Dickerson their vice president of business development, a largely ceremonial role. Regardless, Dickerson let it be known that he will continue critique the Rams when necessary, according to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez:
“I’ll keep it real with what I talk about,” Dickerson said. “I’m fair. You know, I want to be fair. And I always say, ‘It’s always my truth.’ It might not be everyone else’s truth, but it’s what I believe. And it’s no matter what the situation is; if it’s about myself, the football team, the organization or whatever. It is what it is. … Sometimes people say, ‘You’re too honest.’ But that’s the only way I know.”
Dickerson has never been shy about letting the Rams know of their shortcomings. This was especially evident in their first year back in Los Angeles.
His comments regarding Jeff Fisher and the team in 2016 had even led to his alleged “ban” from the sideline during games. However, a lot has changed since this little dispute and both sides are on good terms once again. The only thing that will not change is Dickerson’s freedom to speak his mind about the team he loves.