- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A rumor that Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was involved in a car accident Tuesday night proved to be a hoax.

The Redskins issued a statement shortly after 11 p.m. saying Gibbs was not in any kind of accident. In fact, he was at Redskin Park all evening.

Around 9 p.m., a message on a Redskins’ fan Web site, Extreme Skins, said an individual identifying himself as a D.C. police officer called a Sirius Radio show to report a car accident involving Gibbs.

Ninety minutes later, the Extreme Skins Web site crashed, apparently from heavy traffic.

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