By Ben Sullivan
The circus that is the Washington Football Team just added a new side show.
According to a court filing yesterday in Maryland, WFT owner Dan Snyder said he is the victim of an extortion campaign by one of the franchise’s minority owners,
Snyder made the filing one day after a Post story reported further details of a $1.6 million settlement the franchise paid to a former employee over a sexual misconduct allegation in 2009.
Snyder’s filing, in U.S. District Court in southern Maryland, said one of the team’s minority partners, Dwight Schar (middle above with Snyder left), was trying to force him to sell the franchise.
“I firmly believe that Plaintiffs’ motion and supplemental filing and the news articles that they have generated are the latest in the effort to extort me,” the filing stated.