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Almost Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Daniel Snyder

Forbes Magazine has a great feature on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder that is definitely worth a read (if for no other reason than to check out the "Yes We Can" image of Snyder they lead the story with). But since you're probably trapped at work right now, you might just have to settle for these excerpts in the meantime, brought to you by Dan Steinberg.

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The most interesting, is about the highly publicized lawsuits the team filed last year against season ticket holders that reneged on their deals. Based on the incredible amount of negative press those stories generated, you'd think Snyder might back peddle a little bit on the front. He decided to go the other way with it:

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"Wait a minute. These people were club seat owners with eight- to ten-year deals. If someone signs a deal with you, then just decided to break it, wouldn't you sue?" he asks. "The Post seems to go out of their way to twist something." Kris Coratti, communications director at the paper, replies: "Our coverage of the Redskins and its management speaks for itself."

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And I kind of respect that. The Post chose to write about two individuals that would garner a lot of sympathy from their audience. It was easy to forget that Snyder probably just made a universal decision to sue everybody, not analyzing the lawsuits on a case to case basis. I still don't really agree with the way that situation was handled, but we shouldn't be surprised that Snyder did something strictly because it made good business sense. That's just who he is.

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