On May 25, 1999, Dan Snyder won unanimous approval from the National Football League to buy the Washington Redskins from the estate of Jack Kent Cooke. The purchase cost $800 million.
“Persistence pays off,” Snyder told WUSA-TV after the sale was approved. “We’re going to be that persistent when it comes to winning on the field.”
Watch the Channel 9 interview here:
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