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Trading the Redskins for the FBI?

The far-fetched hope again reared its ugly head yesterday, when NBC 4’s Tom Sherwood reported that some D.C. officials are thinking of an ambitious swap: D.C. would back Prince George’s County’s desire for a new FBI campus if county officials agreed to let Dan Snyder and the ‘Skins break their lease at FedEx Field and move back to the city. Though no city official would speak on the record, Sherwood did get ‘Skins fanboy Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) to offer his thoughts:

“Certainly the idea of a switch for the FBI moving to Prince George’s County and the Redskins moving back to the city in a brand-new stadium at RFK would be something I would certainly be interested in,” he said.

There’s a problem, though: D.C. doesn’t exactly have a say in where the FBI will end up, much less does it have an FBI building to trade.

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Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.


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