- The Washington Times - Friday, September 14, 2001

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder supported the NFL's decision yesterday to postpone games this weekend in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, saying it would have been particularly difficult to have played at FedEx Field, so close to the Pentagon.

"I wholeheartedly agree," Snyder said. "This obviously is a time for Americans to mourn and pray… . As a Washingtonian, I cannot envision our team playing so close in time and proximity to the tragic events that unfolded on Tuesday."

The Redskins were to play host to the Arizona Cardinals at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Speaking at a news conference at Redskin Park, Snyder added that the team will increase security at FedEx Field when games resume and that it will be "enhancing" protection when it travels to road games.

The owner also announced the establishment of the Redskins Relief Fund, whose monies will be turned over to the Pentagon for families of the victims there.

Snyder's ownership group started the fund with $250,000.

Spectators at Redskins games this season will be able to contribute to the fund. For now, contributions can be sent to Redskins Relief Fund, FedEx Field, Landover, Md. 20785.


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