"EA's Madden does not represent my NFL" – says ex-NFL Linebacker Johnny Rutledge

Johnny Rutledge

Johnny Boykins Rutledge, III (born January 4, 1977) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. Rutledge played college football for the University of Florida, and was amember of a national championship team. A second round pick in the 1999 NFL Draft, Rutledge played professionally for the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos of the NFL.

So, why is he on the Double Plus Good Games Podcast?

Well Johnny took time out to speak with us about his feelings on how the NFL is being represented in the Madden football franchises year after year.  He posted a tweet on the Twitterz last week as saying that [as an ex-NFL football player], Madden football does not acurately represent the sport of football.  Oooooooh snap!

With the help of Ryan Moody (a.k.a. Shutdown Safety), we bring on Johnny to clarify his viewpoint and talk about his relationship with the NFL, Madden football and the awesomeness of video games.

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UPDATE: Ryan Moody (aka @shutdownsaftey) has a supplemental interview with Johnny Rutledge that talks about more about his NFL credentials and the original twitter controversy (below):