Redskins sue fans over season ticket payment. Who's wrong?

Aaron Crowe

Like a pimp after his money, the Washington Redskins are taking no pity on season ticket holders who are hit hard by the recession and can't afford to watch a team that went 8-8 last year.

The Redskins have sued 125 season ticket holders in the past five years who asked to be released from their multi-year contracts, with most saying they've lost a job or are experiencing some other financial hardship during the economic downturn, according to a Washington Post story.

If this isn't the ultimate slap in the face for unemployed people, I don't know what is. It's bad enough to be out of a job, but to be unable to get out of a contract you can't afford, and get sued on top of it for the length of the contract, is twice as bad.

Buying such luxury items, however, is a risk fans take when they sign a contract, WalletPop blogger Zac Bissonnette argues in his rebuttal near the end of this post.