Snyder sues paper over column

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 11:29 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has sued Washington City Paper over a column titled "The Crazy Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder."

The lawsuit seeks at least $1 million in damages and claims the weekly paper used "lies, half-truths, innuendo and anti-Semitic imagery to smear, malign, defame and slander."

The story has an altered photo of Snyder with horns and a beard drawn in pen. The owner will contribute any monetary damages received to groups that assist the homeless.

Washington City Paper's managing editor Mike Madden wrote on the paper's Web site that the image "is meant to resemble the type of scribbling that teenagers everywhere have been using to deface photos for years. … The image of Snyder doesn't look like an 'anti-Semitic caricature' — it looks like a devil."