Oliver Willis

Dan Snyder Keeps Digging The Hole

Dan Snyder and his head coaches as the Redskins go 19 seasons with 4 playoff appearances and without any Super Bowl appearances

Dan Snyder, our useless sack of a Redskins owner who has run the team into the ground while extracting millions of dollars from us fans, has written
an editorial in the Washington Post (one of the few outlets around here that does Redskins coverage that he doesn’t have on the payroll) to pre-emptively defend himself as he sues the Washington City Paper for this article in New York (he doesn’t say why). In the process, Snyder lies. Again.

Among many examples in the November 2010 article, the most egregious was when the article stated: This is “the same Dan Snyder who got caught forging names as a telemarketer for Snyder Communications.” That is a clear factual assertion that I am guilty of forgery, a serious crime that goes directly to the heart of my reputation — as a businessman, marketer and entrepreneur. It is false.

TBD looked into this and found an AP article that corroborates the allegation:

Verizon and its former marketing agency, at the time owned by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, were fined $3.1 million for illegally switching Florida customers’ long distance telephone service without authorization.

The state Attorney General’s Office said representatives of Bethesda, Md.-based Snyder Communications forged thousands of customer signatures to switch them to service provided by GTE, which is now Verizon. Investigators also found GTE employees forged signatures and “used deceptive tactics” to get customers to switch service.

GTE hired Snyder Communications to market its long distance service in 1998.

The state has received more than 3,000 complaints of “slamming” involving Snyder Communications and Verizon, officials said. The majority of the customers lived in South Florida.

Snyder’s weaseling seems to be that it wasn’t he personally who committed this forgery, but rather the company he owned.

That’s sort of like saying he wasn’t the one who wasted $100 million on the sack of crap known as Albert Hayneswroth, but rather Washington Redskins, Inc. whose majority shareholder happens to be one Daniel Snyder.

The rest of The Danny’s editorial is more of the woe is me crapola that we’ve come to expect from the owner of one of the most underperforming NFL teams of the last 20 years.

Snyder is suing the City Paper because it has given him much butt hurt. Nothing has changed, except Snyder is even more reviled for trying to bigfoot the free press with his money.

Here is why Redskins fans hate Snyder, and here is where you can donate to the City Paper’s defense of free speech.