A trusted confidant of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is leaving the organization, it was announced Monday.
Chief operating officer Dave Donovan announced in a staff meeting Monday morning that he is resigning after six years with the team. The team sent out a statement later Monday confirming the news.
"We want to thank Dave for his years of service with the Redskins," Snyder said. "Even though he is returning to the law firm where he worked prior to joining the team, he will continue to consult with the Redskins as he did prior to joining the organization. We look forward to continuing our relationship and wish him the best of luck in his new position."
Donovan added, "I have had a great six years with the Redskins. It has been an experience I will always appreciate and never forget. For personal reasons, I am returning to partnership in the law firm that I left in 2005. I am thrilled that I will have the ability to continue my relationship with the Redskins. I would like to thank Dan Snyder and all coaches and staff who I have worked with over my time with the team"