CEO Of Redskins' Foundation Has History Of Swindling Native Americans

The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation—with which Dan Snyder promises to end Native poverty just to make sure he can keep using a racial epithet as a team name—is off a poor start. The foundation's CEO's is accused of bilking Native Americans out of $1 million in federal funds. » 3/28/14 2:03pm 3/28/14 2:03pm

Dan Snyder Is Starting A Foundation For Native Americans

This guy Snyder is so brazen, it's remarkable. In response to the growing sentiment that his franchise's name is an embarrassing and hateful relic, Dan Snyder is starting a foundation "to provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for Tribal communities." He's calling it the Original… » 3/24/14 10:08pm 3/24/14 10:08pm

Redskins Lied About Not Paying Horrible People To Defend Team Name

This became news a few days ago—the Friday evening before the Super Bowl, to be exact. Because of that timing, we can only assume the Redskins didn't want anyone to notice. Don't let them get away with it. » 2/04/14 4:28pm 2/04/14 4:28pm

Dan Snyder's Dickhead Behavior Is A Complex Thing

Skins owner Dan Snyder can be a big fucking prick, as we've documented thoroughly. Rick Maese's new article delving into Snyder's ownership does contain extraordinary anecdotes of Snyder being an asshole, but other stories—in an earnest attempt to provide balance—suggest that while Snyder does care greatly, he just… » 1/05/14 1:15pm 1/05/14 1:15pm

Dan Snyder Killed Some Trees, And A Park Ranger Paid The Price

Tim Murphy has a great story at Washington Monthly that shows, yet again, that you're justified in holding every idea you have about just what a rotten human being Dan Snyder is. It's a story about trees, egregious abuses of government power, and how easy it is for regular people to have their lives ruined for not… » 1/03/14 5:27pm 1/03/14 5:27pm

The Skins Turned Mike Shanahan's Presser Into A Hostage Situation

Or at least that's what it feels like, given some of the tweets that have been coming out of the Skins' facility today. The DC media was called in to cover a 10 a.m. press conference with Mike Shanahan, a thing that's pretty standard procedure when a coach has just been fired, and they arrived to find the Skins in some … » 12/30/13 11:37am 12/30/13 11:37am

The Redskins' Incompetent PR Guy Is Also A Giant Cry Baby

We've met Tony Wyllie—the Washington Redskins' deeply stupid, duplicitous shitbag of a PR flack—around these parts before. He's the man who once compared Dan Snyder's ridiculous libel suit against Dave McKenna to the plight of Egyptian protestors in Tahrir Square. He's also the guy who threatened to sue a a radio… » 12/27/13 2:21pm 12/27/13 2:21pm

Do Native American Mascots Actually Cost Their Teams Money?

The "face of the franchise" debate in sports is always a curious one, because no matter how popular or talented a player might be, his face is not the one on the team's uniforms or merchandise. That is reserved for the mascot—the unnamed, disembodied heads adorning uniforms, as well as the Philly Phanatics and Mr. Mets… » 12/19/13 2:30pm 12/19/13 2:30pm

RGIII Is A Pawn In The Dan Snyder-Mike Shanahan Standoff

Mike Shanahan is daring Washington to fire him. Dan Snyder has no problems seeing Shanahan go, but not at the cost of the $7 million remaining on his contract for 2014. Caught in the middle of this ugly divorce is poor, innocent, Robert Griffin III. It's always the children who suffer. At least he'll get two… » 12/10/13 5:56pm 12/10/13 5:56pm

Here's The Guy Who Wants Us To Help Him Buy The Redskins

This is David Chang. He's a restaurateur from Northern Virginia most famous for creating the Momofuku empire, and more importantly, he appears to possess the same winning smile, bone structure, and gentle gaze as current Deadspin editor Tommy Craggs. Last night, he tweeted that he sort of wants to buy the Washington… » 12/10/13 12:15pm 12/10/13 12:15pm

The Redskins Get Jokes, You Guys

Just when you thought Dan Snyder couldn't get any more Dan Snyder. As reported by the Post, the Redskins threatened legal action against a Washington radio station over a series of parodies, until—and this is incredible—the station explained to the team that they were just jokes. » 12/04/13 10:30am 12/04/13 10:30am

How Peter King Got His (Late) Dog Because Of The Redskins

It's almost not fair to write about putting down an aged dog, because there's no possible way you can read it and not get misty-eyed. (Bill Simmons's piece on his late dog remains one of the best things he's ever written). Today it's Peter King's turn to pay tribute to Twitter-famous Bailey, who was euthanized last… » 11/11/13 1:04pm 11/11/13 1:04pm

Dan Snyder Has A Redskins Basketball Court

Dan Snyder hesitates at the top of the arc. "Ahhhhhh," he hisses, simulating the crowd noise of thousands of fans, all here to see Dan the Man land another rim-rattling slam. He fakes left, and drives to his right. A spin move in the paint! Then up, up goes Snyder, dunking the ball with authority on the seven-foot rim.… » 11/04/13 3:09pm 11/04/13 3:09pm

Dan Snyder's Neighbor Applies For "Washington Bravehearts" Trademark

But what does it all mean? TMZ believes this could perhaps kinda sorta be an indication that Dan Snyder is possibly maybe plotting to change his team's nickname. But there are still a lot of dots here with not much to connect them. And since TMZ published its initial story, the 'Skins have denied that any of this has… » 10/25/13 2:34pm 10/25/13 2:34pm