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Dan Snyder reportedly drops $600K on office furniture

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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 12: Team owner Daniel Snyder of the Washington Redskins walks around the field before the game against the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field on October 12, 2008 in Landover, Maryland. The Rams won 19-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    Considering the millions of dollars he pays for free agents, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Redskins owner Dan Snyder was willing to pay a pretty penny on his new office furniture.

    But even most décor divas would be shocked to see that Snyder just bought: two alligator leather desks with matching chairs for a whopping $600,000!

    He bought the furniture for his offices at FedEx Field, according to the New York Post. He ordered it from Giorgio’s of Palm Beach in New York City.

    The Redskins deny the Post's reporting, telling the Washington Post the following:

    1) Daniel Snyder doesn't even have an office at FedEx Field, and

    2) Neither Daniel Snyder nor anyone at the Redskins has bought any alligator-skin desks, from this or any other store.

    So who do we believe?  We're probably not putting our money on the tabloid on this one.  Besides, the last time Snyder had this much contact with a gator might have been when ex-Florida Gator Steve Spurrier was the Skins’ head coach...

    Since this is a down economy, we thought we would show Mr. Snyder some other ways he could red an office with that $600,000 budget:

    • He could have swung by Ikea and picked up 210 of its Galant office desks and “Gregor” desk chairs.
    • He could head to Pier 1 Imports and buy more than 1,300 Grayson Office Desks and Malia Chairs.
    • If he wants to spend a little more, $600,000 could buy Snyder 800 Drake Office Desks and matching office chairs at Crate and Barrel.
    • Perhaps Snyder wants to stop by Target (Tar-jeh, as its fans call it). He could buy 2,000 Adams Office Desks and Office Store Palomino Swivel Desk Chairs.