Chapter 1, Page 21

The jury ruled that Marshall had not been defamed.

Nobody, though, could doubt his business or negotiating skills. Jack Kent Cooke paid $350,000 in 1961 for 25 percent of the team Marshall had established for $1,500 in 1932. To a friend Marshall once described that transaction:

Marshall: "Let me tell you what you're buying. The Redskins make $100,000 a year. That's my salary."

Cooke: "No problem."

Marshall: "You buy the Redskins and you'll be getting your name in the paper."

Cooke: "No problem."

Marshall: "You're also buying my house in Georgetown."

Cooke: "No problem."

Marshall: "And my apartment in town."

Cooke: "No problem."

Marshall: "My chauffeur and car are on the Redskins payroll and go with the deal."

Cooke: "No problem."

Marshall: "Welcome, partner."

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