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Mon Oct 13, 2014, 05:04 AM

 

Daniel Snyder watches Redskins-Cardinals with the Navajo Nation president...

The Redskins have been under fire for their name the past few years.



There were protestors at the game today as the team took on the Arizona Cardinals, and that's been a theme throughout the season.


But Dan Snyder, Redskins owner, countered with the above scene from his box, which turns out to have an interesting subplot. Ben Shelly is actually the soon-to-be former president of the Navajo Nation, as he was beaten badly in a recent election, as Deadspin discovered.


http://mweb.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24750009/photo-redskins-owner-dan-snyder-with-the-president-of-navajo-nation?v=1&vc=1

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Reply Daniel Snyder watches Redskins-Cardinals with the Navajo Nation president... (Original post)
Oktober Oct 2014 OP
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #1
Are_grits_groceries Oct 2014 #4
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #5
Brickbat Oct 2014 #2
Iggo Oct 2014 #3
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2014 #6
marmar Oct 2014 #7
Oktober Oct 2014 #8

Response to Oktober (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 06:34 AM

1. As much as I hate to admit it,

 

Very slick move.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 07:57 AM

4. Not really.

Read post #2.
Shelly made moves not approved by the whole tribe. He stole money and is basically a grifter. Birds of a feather.....

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 08:01 AM

5. Didn't know that.

 

Thx

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 06:47 AM

2. From the Deadspin article:

http://deadspin.com/disgraced-soon-to-be-former-navajo-nation-president-at-1645509844

Shelly entered office under a dark cloud, being charged with fraud, conspiracy and theft in connection with allegations that he had dipped into slush funds to benefit himself and family members. The charges against Shelly were dropped in exchange for him agreeing to pay back $8,250 he was accused of stealing from the tribal government.
Shelly's public support of Snyder has clashed with his own tribal council, which voted 9-2 in April to formally oppose the nickname "Redskins."
Shelly was accused of going behind the back of tribal leaders when he partnered with Dan Snyder's Original Americans Foundation (OAF) to host a golf tournament. When sponsors the National Indian Gaming Association and the Notah Begay III Foundation learned of the involvement of Snyder's foundation, they withdrew their support.

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 07:37 AM

3. He's still a racist fuck.

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 08:40 AM

6. The exact conversation:

Shelly: "You know your team nickname is ridiculously offensive."

Snyder: "Of course I do. Have some more fry bread, chief."

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 09:06 AM

7. Given Shelly's rep......


..... I wouldn't be surprised if money changed hands before their appearance together.

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Response to marmar (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 03:23 PM

8. Who knows...

 

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