So, this item from the Washington Examiner's "Yeas & Nays" blog caught our eye this morning. It seems that fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger held a charity fashion show, "Fashion's Fight Against MS" at the Washington Club Tuesday night.
Here is the second sentence of the Examiner piece:
About 200 people showed up to support the event, but "confirmed notables" Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis and Washington Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis were no-shows.
This morning, on his Ted's Take blog, Leonsis felt the need to respond to the Examiner article, with a post titled "Setting the Record Straight." It's quoted in full after the jump.
I wasn’t a “confirmed notable.”
I was invited to this event on Facebook. I was requested to ask some players to attend as well. I then asked for the date of this event.
There was one small detail. The Caps played a home game this night so none of us could attend - me nor the players. And the Wizards played on the road.
So there you go. Tommy Hilfiger, by the way, is a friend of mine and this is a good cause but I felt this was a cheap shot in this article. Let no good deed go unpunished. Thank you.
So, there you have it. I have calls out to Examiner reporters Katy Adams and Nikki Schwab, the authors of the item. We'll see if they have anything to say about this.