Dan Snyder, as we now know, is a legendary prankster. Here’s one of his pranks I guess I had forgotten about. From the Washingtonian’s 2006 profile:
Take the time Redskins general counsel Dave Donovan went to his first away game at the St. Louis Rams’ domed stadium. Snyder and Schar saw him calling his wife and family on his cell phone to say how cool it was to be in the stadium before the game. They called the head of security and asked him to send two cops and “arrest” Donovan, saying it was illegal to use a cell phone in the stadium.
Donovan was escorted across the field. It wasn’t until he got to the other sideline that they told him it was a joke.
“We were laughing so hard we almost peed in our pants,” says Snyder.