Yesterday afternoon, Redskins senior vice president Tony Wylie and Redskins chief operating officer went on "The LaVar Arrington Show WIth Chad Dukes" on 106.7 The Fan to defend their lawsuit against the Washington City Paper, specifically a November 18 story by Dave McKenna. In listening back to their appearance - man, they say some really silly things.
Like this, for example, from Wylie when discussing the front-page photo with devil horns doodled on Snyder's face:
"I wasn't really abreast on Jewish culture, but I texted five Jewish friends about this, and unanimously, they were very upset."
That's not really proof, but nice of Tony to check it. Then, there this from Wylie.
"When you cross the line, when you attack your character, you attack your wife, that crosses the line. I mean, I have a wife."
LaVar Arrington correctly said that many people wrote hurtful and untruthful things about his personal life, and he didn't file suit. But then, when asked why they decided to go after the Washington City Paper, which has a circulation of 72,000, Donovan gave the most cringe-worthy answer.
"I will grant you that nobody reads the City Paper, but that article has been linked on the Internet a number of times," he said.
That's correct Dave ... if you mean after you guys filed the suit. The Washington City Paper was so overloaded with clicks to its site yesterday that their servers crashed. The story may have been passed around back in November, but it was passed around way more after you filed the suit.
In other words, in trying to prove that the article goes beyond the limited reach of just the Washington City Paper, you ... dramatically increased the reach of the Washington City Paper. Snyder really needs better advice from you two.