Under the rule of owner Daniel Snyder, the Washington Redskins have never held back when it came to spending money – at least not for their on the field product.
Off the field though? That’s another story.
According to the Washington Post, the team has cut back in recent years including a hefty reduction in team employees – some of which reported that they received a bag of apples for their holiday bonus a few seasons ago:
Ex-staffers reported cutbacks during the recent recession — multiple employees reported receiving bags of apples one year in lieu of holiday bonuses
As hilariously awful as that might be – that can’t be completely legit, can it?
I don’t doubt a report suggesting that the employees were actually given a bag of apples, but it had to be in a joking form. I’m not sure what I’d do if somebody handed me a bag of apples instead of a check at holiday time, though I imagine whatever I opted to do – it wouldn’t be legal in many states.