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Does the NFL hate the Redskins?


Several weeks ago, we learned that eleven NFL players had failed drug tests when the lockout ended over the summer. Players and agents blamed this on misinformation from the player’s union as to when testing would be legal once the lockout was over. Out of eleven players, only two names were released: Trent Williams and Fred Davis. The eleven players supposedly used the substances they tested positive for during the lockout. Most of us questioned how the league policy was violated at a time when the league didn’t actually exist. All of that, however, is a moot point right now. Redskin fans want to know why it’s only our guys who have been named, and who are on the brink of suspension. Are the other nine players high profile guys on playoff teams? Is the league holding their names back so their postseason TV ratings won’t suffer? I’ve heard it suggested that the league picks on the Redskins because of their refusal to change their name. Susan Harjo leads a group of Native Americans that have long protested the use of the Redskins trademark. Maybe she’s putting pressure on the NFL to force the Redskins to change. Is that why so many bogus penalties get called, most recently against Kevin Barnes and Josh Wilson? Is that why our guys are being singled out when there are nine other unnamed players? Somebody needs to question Roger Goodell about this clear bias against the Redskins right now. The only positive is that our guys are getting their suspensions overwith when our season is already over. That’s much better than having it happen at the beginning of next year.

Is he conspiring against us?

Is he conspiring against us?Is he conspiring against us? photo courtesy of nfl.com


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  • you_uck

    Is it why our OLB rarely get holding calls when there are batant holds?

  • ccos20

    You make some great points here! The glaring one surrounds the nine players that have not been named. Davis and Williams are two of our major contributors and upcoming stars in this league. If the NFL is willing to call out our high profile players, why not the others?????? Something stinks about this. You talk the fair play talk Roger, time to walk the walk!

  • you_uck

    Is it why our OLB rarely get holding calls when there are batant holds?

  • ccos20

    You make some great points here! The glaring one surrounds the nine players that have not been named. Davis and Williams are two of our major contributors and upcoming stars in this league. If the NFL is willing to call out our high profile players, why not the others?????? Something stinks about this. You talk the fair play talk Roger, time to walk the walk!

  • zeker99

    It certainly seems like the NFL is selective their enforcement and announcement of offenses. However, the well paid, highly admired NFL players testing positive for banned substances should show more responsibility. Ha! responsible professional athlete – an oxymoron.

    As to those who would disparage the “Redskins” name, it is probalbly more fitting in polite company than what most of us call them now!

    And Yes, it does seem like the league hates us, and has since the George Allen era. Can’t recall anyone but Washingtonians having bad things to say about a Bill McPeak team.

  • zeker99

    It certainly seems like the NFL is selective their enforcement and announcement of offenses. However, the well paid, highly admired NFL players testing positive for banned substances should show more responsibility. Ha! responsible professional athlete – an oxymoron.

    As to those who would disparage the “Redskins” name, it is probalbly more fitting in polite company than what most of us call them now!

    And Yes, it does seem like the league hates us, and has since the George Allen era. Can’t recall anyone but Washingtonians having bad things to say about a Bill McPeak team.