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Dan Snyder Dismisses Lawsuit Against Washington City Paper

After over seven months of it being scrutinized, Dan Snyder's lawsuit against the Washington City Paper is no more. The Redskins have announced that Snyder will dismiss his lawsuit against the paper and writer Dave McKenna for the paper's 2010 story detailing the many failings of Snyder's ownership.

Washington Redskins spokesperson Tony Wyllie said in a press release that there was nothing to be gained from continuing with the lawsuit.

"In the course of the defendants' recently filed pleadings and statements in this matter, the Washington City Paper and its writer have admitted that certain assertions contained in the article that are the subject of the lawsuit were, in fact, unintended by the defendants to be read literally as true," Wyllie said. "Therefore, we see nothing further to be gained at this time through continuing the lawsuit. We prefer to focus on the coming football season and the business at hand."

Wyllie also said that the team "remains committed" to ensuring "responsible reportage" of the team and "the principle" that "the truth and facts matter" in journalistic coverage.

Snyder has been under fire for the lawsuit, most recently after admitting in an interview that he didn't even read McKenna's full story.