Thanks to J. for sending from U.S. 50.
For those who missed the news about owner Dan Snyder’s likely sale of the Washington Commanders, the AP reported:
“A group led by Josh Harris and Mitchell Rales that includes Magic Johnson has an agreement in principle to buy the team for a record $6.05 billion, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. Read More
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From the Office of Attorney General Karl A. Racine:
“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a new lawsuit against Pro Football Inc., which owns the Washington Commanders football team, for implementing an illegal scheme to cheat District ticket holders out of their deposits for season tickets and use the money for its own purposes.
This new lawsuit follows the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) separate lawsuit announced last week against the Commanders, team owner Dan Snyder, the NFL, and Commissioner Roger Goodell for colluding to deceive District residents about an investigation into toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual assault. Read More
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From the office of Attorney General Karl A. Racine:
“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a new lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, team owner Dan Snyder, the National Football League (NFL), and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for colluding to deceive District residents–Commanders’ core fans–about an investigation into toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual assault to maintain a strong fanbase and increase profits.
“The Commanders and Dan Snyder lied to DC residents about what they knew about a toxic culture of sexual harassment and then they entered into a secret agreement with the NFL and Commissioner Goodell that kept the truth from DC residents–all in an effort to protect their profits,” said AG Racine. “In DC, you can’t lie to consumers to enrich yourself and get away with it. That’s what this lawsuit is about: standing up for DC residents who were deceived and misled. No one–not even Mr. Snyder–is above the law.” Read More
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Thanks to all who sent the potentially seismic news. ESPN reported:
“The Washington Commanders released a statement Wednesday saying that owners Dan and Tanya Snyder have hired Bank of America Securities to consider “potential transactions” involving the franchise.”
While an entire District is finally unified, STAY TUNED.
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“The US Military will conduct a Military Aircraft Fly Over in the NCR, at Fed EX Field, on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM”
Update from the Washington Post:
“Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. is in stable condition after being shot during a possible attempted carjacking in Washington, according to a D.C. police spokesman.
Robinson was shot twice and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries believed not to be life-threatening.”
Christian writes: “double incidents on H three blocks from each other. I think the one at 10th & H is another shooting, one at 7th looked like may have been an assault on a woman :( both significant Road blocks” Read More
Mayor Bowser posted the statement above: “The next chapter for the Washington Commanders should be a return to winning, right here in DC.”
Charles Allen wrote: “Regardless of a name change, building an NFL stadium at the RFK site would be a bad idea – for the taxpayers and for the residents. We can do so much better for housing, jobs, parks, & the Anacostia River.”
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So, “The Washington Football Team is now the Washington Commanders” Read More
Thanks to C. for sending word about federal workers and vaccines. The Washington Post reported:
“President Biden will announce Thursday that all federal employees will be required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face repeated testing mandates, a White House official said, a dramatic escalation of the administration’s effort to combat the spread of the delta variant.”
and in other vaccine news ESPN reported:
“Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera said he’s “beyond frustrated” with his players’ lower vaccination rate and worries about the potential impact it will have on their team.
Rivera said more than 50% of Washington’s players have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as they reported to training camp Tuesday.”
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The most popular replacement names I’ve seen are Redtails, Red Wolves, Red Hawks, Red Pandas, Monuments and Warriors. Mark me for team Redtails.
Statement From The Washington Football Team:
“On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward.
Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review. Read More