UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: The New York Post later acknowledged that it had been lied to by a store representative.
(Loudoun County, VA March 2, 2010) – The Washington Redskins said today that a report in the New York Post this morning on its Page Six gossip page is totally false. The newspaper claimed that Redskins owner Dan Snyder purchased two alligator desks from a furniture store in New York City for use at an office at FedExField.
"Number one," said Dave Donovan, Chief Operating Officer of the Redskins, "Dan does not have an office at FedExField. Second, he has no need for new desks at any of his offices. We are demanding a retraction from The New York Post."
When contacted about the report, Dan Snyder responded, "The story is crazy. I don't even own a pair of alligator shoes."
"It appears the New York furniture store was trying to promote its grand opening by using Dan Snyder's name in a conversation with a reporter," Donovan said. "The store should be embarrassed about making up a story in order to sell furniture."