Dan Snyder says his libel suit needed to be refiled in Washington, not New York, for legal reasons. In explaining why he’s suing Washington City Paper, Snyder says “this writer” — he never names Dave McKenna — “chose not to call to check the facts before he wrote an article last November that contained so many false assertions.” He goes on:
I am not thin-skinned about personal criticism. I consider myself very fortunate to own the Redskins. Criticism comes with the territory and I respect it. I have never sued people who publish critical opinions of me, nor have I previously sued any news organization.