Not So Fast, Jack

Not So Fast, Jack

It was the kind of clubhouse deal that irked even diehard Redskins fans, also known as taxpayers. 'Skins owner Jack Kent Cooke and Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder schemed to build a new football stadium in suburban Alexandria, for $160 million of Cooke's money and $130 million in public funds. Cooke would get his name on the building -- and the lion's share of the revenues. But with public outrage mounting, Wilder backtracked, asking Cooke for $40 million in concessions to keep the plan alive. Cooke's answer: No way.


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