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Redskins owner tried to pay Park Service $25,000 to remove trees

Updated: August 10, 2005, 3:07 PM ET
Associated Press

POTOMAC, Md. -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder offered to pay the National Park Service $25,000 four years ago in return for permission to cut down trees near his house that obscured his view of the Potomac River.

The offer was turned down because the area was environmentally protected, The Washington Post reported, citing documents from the Interior Department. But the superintendent of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, Douglas Faris, said in a letter that Snyder could make ...

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