Finally, Washington City Paper writer Dave McKenna has spoken up. The man who wrote the story that caused Dan Snyder to sue the Washington City Paper did an extensive interview with 106.7 The Fan, now that the suit has been dropped. Unsurprisingly, McKenna didn't think anything about Snyder has changed since he took over the team.
"I'm fascinated by the perception of him having changed," McKenna said on "The Mike Wise Show" on Wednesday morning. "It's like Michael Westbrook every offseason. Same with Snyder. They write every year how he's 'learning.' He's not learning.
He then used the example of the Redskins logo being on the Pentagon in a September 11 ad in the Washington Post, calling it "tacky" and "exhibit A" that "he's not changed at all."
McKenna did say that he didn't hate Snyder, even admitting that the word "hate" nearly prevented him from writing the article in the first place.
"My bosses wanted me to do this story for a long time. I didn't want to do it, because they wanted to call it, 'The Haters Guide To Dan Snyder,' McKenna said. "I said, 'You know what, that's a bad word. I don't want to use that word.'"
McKenna also opined on Snyder's biggest problem in his eyes: being surrounded by yes-men.
"He's surrounded by people who take his money and will not protect him from himself, will not save him from himself [and] will allow him to harm himself. [They'll] allow his flaws to get in the way," he said. "I think this is a perfect example. What kind of meetings would they have? Would they be cheering on this lawsuit? Would the lawyers be saying, 'Yeah, this is a great idea! Go ahead?'
As for the case itself, McKenna was blunt about it.
"He didn't have a chance in hell of winning it."
To listen to McKenna's full in-studio interview, click here.