As if Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb hasn’t had enough slaps in the face this week, what with the booing at the basketball game and the benching and the slide all the way to No. 3, McNabb has received another slap in the face.
The team’s official online store has slashed the prices on his jerseys by 50 percent.
The standard price for replica jerseys bearing the names and numbers of players like LaRon Landry — and even Malcolm Kelly — is $80. Donovan’s jersey can now be had for $39.95, the same price that has been applied to the jersey of Albert Haynesworth, who currently is serving a four-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
Ditto for “authentic” jerseys, which carry a standard price of $289 but for McNabb the price is $149.95. And for youth jerseys, which have a standard price of $50 but for McNabb and Haynesworth it’s only $29.95.
Frankly, the price is likely still too high, given that both players seem destined to be former Redskins after the current season ends. But the move can be construed as even more proof that the Redskins and Donovan are heading for a divorce.