Va. Senator on Redskins: Not ‘enough drugs in the world to fix that problem’

Posted at 2:21 PM, Feb 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-03 14:21:20-05

Virginia State Senators had a laugh at the expense of the Washington Redskins in a session leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.

According to CBS Washington, it all started with Sen. Frank Wagner (R-7th District) reminding his fellow lawmakers about the 5th annual General Assembly Super Bowl party.

“It should be an enjoyable evening,” he said, after an announcement about the casual dress code for the event. “Unfortunately I don’t see the Redskins in the mix… maybe not next year or for a long, long time.”

Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw (35th District) then jokingly weighed in, asking if Wagner cared on comment “on the fact that both Denver and Seattle come from the only two states in America that have legalized marijuana.”

“If we did that in Virginia, would that fix the Redskins’ problems?” he went on to inquire.

After laughter echoed through the Capitol building, Wagner stood up to address the room again and delivered a dagger.

“… I don’t think there’s enough drugs in the world to fix that problem,” he said.

The Redskins finished the 2013 season 3-13, ended the year with an eight-game losing streak and came in last in the NFC East.

In December, head coach Mike Shanahan was fired along with several other staff members.