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Aug 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Washington Redskins helmet during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Washington Redskins defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-12. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Fugitive nabbed after giving take on Redskins name to newspaper

Jake Close really really wanted the world to know his take on the big Washington Redskins name controversy. So eager was Close to opine publicly on this matter that, when approached by the Press Enterprise of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, he volunteered to have his name and image printed in the paper along with his take. Because why not? What bad could come from doing that?

What Jake Close apparently forgot in his eagerness to speak out on the Redskins name flap was that he happened to be wanted for jumping bail in New York. Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea for a person who is hiding from the cops to give his name and image out in the newspaper.

It didn’t take the cops very long to track down Mr. Close and nab him. Now he is being held on $25,000 bail while facing extradition to New York state.

Not a very wise move by Mr. Close, giving away his location like that. But at least he got his take on the Redskins name out to the public.

And what exactly was Mr. Close’s take? Quoting from the Press Enterprise:

I think they should keep the same name, but change the mascot to a potato.

TOTALLY worth it. No, really Jake Close. You got your money’s worth on that. A POTATO. Cause it’s got a red skin, see? So that makes it TOTALLY NOT RACIST ANYMORE. Brilliant.

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