Bonjour, NFL: French player takes residence at Redskins training camp

Updated: August 5, 2006, 3:20 AM ET
Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. -- Once a year at training camp, the Washington Redskins' veterans force the rookies to stand up and sing, one at a time, after a team dinner.

Philippe Gardent sang in French.

"I think the audience was in awe," defensive tackle Joe Salave'a said. "No one understood what he was saying."

There's no sense in concealing the fact that he's different, so Gardent chose a ditty called "Larirette," about a girl who walks through a forest. It was an appropriate choice, since ...

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