Redskins Owner Sues Paper Over 'Anti-Semitic' Pic

Dan Snyder sues 'Washington City Paper' over devil horns, goatee
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2011 8:33 AM CST
Redskins Owner Sues Paper Over 'Anti-Semitic' Pic
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder watches his team during football training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va.,   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Dan Snyder—having possibly forgotten that his team is called the "Washington Redskins"—is feeling offended. Snyder is suing the Washington City Paper for $2 million for an unflattering story, which was accompanied by a picture of Snyder with added goatee, mustache, and devil horns, Gawker reports.

The paper depicted Snyder "in a blatantly anti-Semitic way," his lawyers write in a letter to the City Paper, warning that "litigation would presumably quickly outstrip the asset value" of the paper. "We at City Paper take accusations of anti-Semitism seriously," the paper responded, "in part because many of us are Jewish, including staffers who edited the story and designed the cover." Click to see the photo.
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