The Washington Redskins are a franchise that has seen better days, but a decade under a tyrannical, greedy, and possibly imbalanced owner has left fans with the sinking feeling that they may never see those days again.
The past year has seen the team lose a coach, a GM, loyal fans, and a lot of football games, but not money—helpfully supplied by those fans against their will—and certainly not Daniel Snyder, the heartless despot who rules over football in our nation's capital. As long as he remains in control of the franchise, hope is a flickering candle, dying with the light. But hey, Jason Campbell made a couple of nice throws this year!
Join us, as we look at the continuing death spiral of this most racist of sports icons.
Just hours after the free agent signing period officially begins—and a few weeks after laying off 20 employees—the Redskins offer one of the most expensive contracts in NFL history to DT Albert Haynesworth, a seven-year, $100 million deal. He records 30 tackles and 4 sacks in 12 games during the season. In March, Haynesworth is indicted on traffic charges and later sued due to a car accident the previous year that left a man paralyzed.