We directed you to a link this morning of a pretty detailed takedown (language warning) of Dan Snyder’s official Redskins bio. It was brutal, but at least one former player is willing to stick up for the Redskins owner.
Clinton Portis (who else?) called in to chat with Holden and Danny on 106.7 The Fan this morning and had some kind words for “Mr. Snyder” during the course of the conversation.
“You know, I think so many people got the wrong idea about Mr. Snyder,” Portis said. “I think he’s a guy that is so dedicated to that Redskins organization and wants so badly to bring a championship to town and give the town what they want, like, give Redskin nation what they want, that a lot of people get aggravated with the change. You know, I think he’s willing to go out and do anything and everything that needs to be done to make that organization better and so many people criticize that.”
Portis, who has spoken before about his relationship with Snyder, continued:
“You know, there’s a lot of owners that won’t go out and put a dime into the organization, won’t bring players in, won’t pay players they got and their fans are upset. I think Mr. Snyder do all that he can and it’s really just a man that have the desire to win and he want to win at any cost, and you know, I think he do everything he could to make that organization better and the people within the organization, as far as the players, love him.
“I think he’s a great guy. How you get all the negativity out of any move that he makes and anything that he attempt just because things hasn’t worked out. But he’s still trying to find the pieces to the puzzle to get it on the positive side and you gotta applaud him.”
Applaud him, or write a diatribe that includes the phrase “rapturous canonization fit for atom-smashing scientists and Danish monarchs?” You decide.
Full audio here: