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Apparently, LHutz is a Redskins fan

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  1. Clutch

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    <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/news/2000/08/08/redskins_bombscare_ap/">CNNSI: Suspicious Package</a>


    Suspicious package
    Redskins' practice goes on despite scare in nearby woods

    Owner Daniel Snyder and the Redskins had their practice interrupted Tuesday for a bomb scare in woods adjacent to Redskins Park. Doug Pensinger /Allsport

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- A package accompanied by a rambling letter and addressed to Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder was forcibly opened by a bomb squad Tuesday after an employee heard music playing inside it.

    The package, opened remotely with a water cannon, contained four toy dolls.

    "There was music coming from it, and it's sort of unusual to have a package that is singing to you," said Lt. Eric Noble of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. "The toys were electronic in nature. They had an on-off switch. Apparently during transit one of the 'on' switches was activated."

    Noble said the letter and package came from a local man who had written another letter to Snyder in recent weeks. The Redskins had notified authorities after the first letter was received.

    "It was just a bit rambling, a super-fan probably, but just a little bit odd in his writing," Noble said. "It was ... very innocent, without threat. Anything beyond that, very pro-Washington Redskins."

    Noble said the decision to call the bomb squad was more of a precautionary measure. The package, which measured approximately 24 inches by 15 inches, was opened near the woods at Redskins Park during the afternoon practice at the training camp.

    No one was evacuated, and the practice went on as scheduled. There were no injuries.

    Snyder declined comment.

    Noble said the dolls had no sports connection, and he did not know why the dolls were being sent to Snyder. He said the man who sent the package might be interviewed, but not charged.

    "Absolutely no crime has been committed," Noble said.


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  2. dc sports

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    In a related story, Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder filed an insurance claim on four antique singing dolls. The dolls were mailed to him by his mother, and apparently suffered some water damage during transport.

    That's really funny. Think of the poor guy who sent him this unusual present. How would he explain this? "Well the package was singing "It's a Small World," so I knew it had to be a bomb. Plus, we knew you must be crazy, because you sent us fan mail."

    I wonder how Bud Adams opens his mail?

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    Probably with his feet, just like the rest of the dumb monkey world.

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    In DC they freak out over packages. Some Red Jelatin like substance was sent in a letter to one of the department offices in the capital. They opened it when they noticed the envelope leaking, thought it was Anthrax, and evacuated the whole building. Then they made people take naked showers in the street (hovering helicopters) and kept people out of work all day. Live coverage for several hours. It turned out to be strawberry jello.

    Better safe then sorry, but they freak out around here.


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