The incredible controversy that surrounds the Washington Redskins and the team nickname is one that seems to have an opinion from just about anyone and everyone. All people are entitled to their own opinion, but you should really think twice about giving it. As BleacherReport reported on July 8, 2014, a wanted fugitive should really keep his mouth shut and stay out of the newspaper.
Jacob Close isn't the brightest ray of sunshine and he proved just that when the wanted fugitive was asked about the Washington Redskins' possible name change.
The Press Enterprise in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, asked Close for his opinion on the whole situation and if the Redskins should change their name. Not only was he more than happy to give his opinion, but he gave the paper the go-ahead to showcase his face and print his name.
Close's response was even more genius.
"I think they should keep the same name, but change the mascot to a potato."
It may take you a second, but you'll get the joke shortly.
The whole problem here is that Jacob Close was wanted in New York due to the fact that he ditched bail on a drug and drunken-driving case. Police had been searching for him, but he was easily found when an officer caught his picture and name in the paper.
The 25-year-old Close was apprehended and he's currently being held in Columbia County prison with a bail set for $25,000. He's awaiting his extradition to New York to face his charges and likely, new ones as well.
While it's highly unlikely the Redskins will have anything to do with a potato next year, it was kind of Close to offer up his opinion. It's a given that the New York Police Department also thank him for his brilliant insight into the name of the Washington Redskins.