Discord and unrest within the Washington Redskins organization? You hate to see it.
All of Daniel Snyder’s three minority partners want out.
Earlier today, we reported that Fred Smith and Dwight Schar have been trying to sell their interest in the franchise. The Washington Post reports that Robert Rothman wants out, too.
Per the Post, the there minority partners want out “in large part because they are ‘not happy being a partner’” with Snyder.
The Post says that the trio, who purchased their equity in 2003, owns roughly 40 percent of the team. Past reports have suggested that Schar and Rothman own 15 percent each, and that Smith has five percent. The team declined comment to the Post.
Washington announced Friday that the organization would be undergoing a thorough review of the team name, after FedEx, Nike, and other sponsors applied new pressure on Snyder to get rid of the Redskins moniker. One suggestion I had was changing the team name to the “Washington Corrupt Career Politicians,” as a reflection of the stinky city the team represents.
Regardless, this franchise will continue to underachieve and underwhelm, and whether they are called the Redskins, or the Warriors, or the Potato Skins, we can safely assume they will finish in 3rd or 4th place in the National Football Conference East.
Live look at Schar, Rothman, and Smith: