Let me preface this post by saying that I think Ben is a morally serious person, when I repeat his claims I take them seriously, and if he's willing to put himself on the line by claiming definitively that X is true, I'm willing to trust him. This is still a rumor as there has been no formal investigation, but it's the kind of rumor I take extremely seriously due to the source.
Washington is an entitlement town and fans feel an entitlement to a football team but not to have to do the 12th man work of making it hard for the other team to play. In the same fashion just watch how Washington demanded a baseball team but how putting fannies in the seats will be someone else's problem. Washington is entitled to a baseball team but the baseball team is not entitled to a fanbase.
The fans aren't here right now but if you'd like to false start and delay the game we'd be happy to penalize you at our earliest convenience. Anyone up for a wave?