Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

First We’ll Pile On, Then We’ll Sue

Professional football now is played in the courtroom almost as often as on the field, with labor problems, drug testing, and a never-ending stream of arrests.

Some DC lawyers have suggested that Dan Snyder hire one of them to be head coach of the Redskins. Among our top selections:

Billy Martin: The attorney for Michael Vick already knows the territory. Problem is the prominent Washington lawyer is a Steelers fan.

Paul Tagliabue: Now that he’s back at Covington & Burling, the former NFL commissioner isn’t that busy on Sunday. Who knows the game better?

Brendan Sullivan: His legal mentor, Edward Bennett Williams, once owned a big chunk of the team, so who better than this former high-school linebacker, who has lost in court just once in 34 years, to reimbue the team with Williams’s win-at-all-cost ethic?

Harvey Pitt: The former SEC chair rarely misses a game and has so many seats that he practically fills a section. Has good football instincts, but that would be a lot of tickets to resell.

Antonin Scalia: Just on looks, conjures up memories of the Vince Lombardi era. Current players may not want to get into a blocking drill with him.

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr.: He hates it when people call him Tommy; Snyder hates it when people call him Danny. A good match.

This article can be found in the February 2008 issue of The Washingtonian.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus