By Scott Allen
Thirty years later, the Redskins’ replacement players will receive the Super Bowl rings many have long thought they deserved.
Quarterback Tony Robinson and defensive lineman Anthony Sagnella, two of the replacement players who led Washington to a 3-0 record during the 24-day standoff between the NFL players’ union and the league in 1987, were at the Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday. They were presented with a copy of House Joint Resolution No. 151, which commended the Redskins’ replacements for their “critical role in the team’s Super Bowl-winning season.”
The best news of Robinson and Sagnella’s visit to Richmond came from Redskins President Bruce Allen, who told them that all of the replacement players from the 1987 team would receive Super Bowl rings “this spring.” The exact date for the celebration has yet to be announced.
“Tears were in my eyes,” Robinson, the former Tennessee star who led the Redskins to a win over the Cowboys on “Monday Night Football” in the replacements’ last game, told the Knoxville News-Sentinel. “Thirty-some years later, but hey, better late than never. It’s a good feeling, a real good feeling. To be called Super Bowl champion, a lot of people can’t say that. And a lot of people can’t say they have a Super Bowl ring. It’s a big accomplishment. I was just so happy and blessed to be a part of that. I’ll cherish it for the rest of my life. It’s a great...