Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is indeed moving forward with his threat to take legal action against Washington City Paper writer Dave McKenna. Director of Communications Tony Wyllie confirmed that the suit is being prepared, according to John Keim of the Washington Examiner:
Redskins Comm Dir Tony Wyllie on Snyder/City paper issue: "We won't put up w/lies. Once it's filed everyone will know the truth."
A report in the Washington Post indicated that Snyder was threatening legal action against the paper for McKenna's November cover story detailing dozens of ways the owner has failed during his tenure. The article, entitled "The Cranky Redskins Fan Guide to Dan Snyder," runs down the list from A-Z, attacking everything from Snyder's team decisions to his actions off the field. The Washington Post reported that Snyder is also seeking the dismissal of McKenna, a long-time writer for the paper who has written many critical things about Snyder since Snyder became the owner of the team.
Snyder was criticized last year for ordering the removal of critical signs at FedEx Field last year, but this is the first time he has ever prepared a lawsuit against a media organization.