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Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist and Washington Times sports columnist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked at USA Today and his column was syndicated in Gannett's 80-plus newspapers from 2000-2009, appearing in The Arizona Republic, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit News and many others. Follow Deron on Twitter @DeronSnyder or email him at deronwashtimes@gmail.com.

Articles by Deron Snyder

Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III runs the ball during the Philadelphia Eagles 29-10 win over the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini) (credit)

Robert Griffin III's career summed up in one bone-crushing hit

RG3's incredible journey from star to star-crossed might have reached its painful end Sunday in Philadelphia. That would be a shame on several levels, including the fact he won't be in uniform Oct. 2 when his Cleveland Browns visit FedEx Field. Published September 14, 2016

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian takes part in drills during the team's NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo. The Carolina Panthers are out to rattle Siemian Thursday night, Sept. 8, in his first start for the Super Bowl champion Broncos. Thing is, his teammates say they've never seen the strong-armed, mobile QB lose his cool.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Meet Trevor Siemian, the guy who gets to follow Peyton Manning

His name is Trevor Siemian, also known as "Who?" He's the man taking over for Peyton Manning behind center for the Denver Broncos, and his teammates say the league will know the second-year quarterback's name soon enough. Published September 7, 2016

Texas wide receiver John Burt (1) celebrates with teammates after they defeated Notre Dame in double overtime in a NCAA college football game, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Texas won 50-47. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Behind the thrilling opening weekend, a more sobering story

When it comes to big-time college sports, it's impossible to ignore the staggering amounts of money involved -- where it goes and where it comes from, who gets paid and who doesn't -- without raising nagging concerns about priorities and propriety. Published September 5, 2016

The United States' Simone Manuel set a U.S. record and tied an Olympic record when she won the gold medal in the women's 100-meter freestyle last week in Rio de Janeiro. In doing so, Manuel became the first black woman to win an individual gold medal in Olympic swimming. (Associated PRess Photographs)

Simone Manuel's lessons as valuable as her medals

It's impossible to extract the full value of her accomplishments without acknowledging Manuel's African-American heritage. Her background should be highlighted because it adds important context to the story. Published August 15, 2016

Washington had hired general manager Scot McCloughan, known as a personnel-gathering savant who grappled with personal challenges. The team drafted an offensive lineman with its first pick. It was a head-turning, agreeable decision for an organization often more attracted to shine than concrete. 
 In this photo taken Sept. 13, 2015, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Landover, Md. After seeing their team unravel following a disputed penalty call in a 28-point loss this season, a couple of veterans on the Redskins, safety Dashon Goldson and nose tackle Terrance Pot Roast Knighton thought a players-only meeting would be a good idea.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Being on 'Hard Knocks' should not be up to Scot McCloughan

The Redskins general manager says he does not want the organization to appear on HBO's inside look at NFL teams. Deron Snyder says it's not up to him, and the NFL may consider McCloughan's stance as fuel to put them on the program. Published August 8, 2016

Michael Jordan leaves the U.S. courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Chicago. after the first day of his civil trial against the defunct grocery-store chain Dominick's Finer Foods for using his name and jersey number without permission. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP) **FILE**

Michael Jordan comes in late, which is better than never

It's better for Jordan to take a shot and miss, than to remain on the sideline while less luminous figures fire away. Even though he failed to offer his voice on numerous occasions before, much work remains to be done. Published July 27, 2016