Redskins Drop Suit Against Granny Who Defaulted on Seats

72-year-old fan let off the hook for $66K judgment
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2009 6:28 AM CDT
The Washington Redskins have sued over a hundred fans over the last 5 years.   (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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(Newser) – The Washington Redskins have relented and told a court to drop a $66,000 judgment against a grandmother who defaulted on a contract to buy season tickets, the Washington Post reports. Pat Hill, a 72-year-old real-estate agent, couldn't afford to make payments after the housing market crash and is among 125 fans the Redskins have pursued lawsuits against over the last 5 years for failing to honor season ticket contracts.

A lawyer for the Redskins denied that the decision was anything to to with a Post story this week exposing the team's lawsuits against fans. Hill, who has been going to Redskins games for nearly 50 years, says she has received plenty of support from her fellow fans since her story became public and she hopes to be able to take in a few games this season.