By Brendan Maloy
December 13, 2013

Daniel Snyder did not object to coach Mike Shanahan's decision to bench Robert Griffin. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images) Daniel Snyder did not object to coach Mike Shanahan's decision to bench Robert Griffin. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

The $13 million in buyout costs may be all that is keeping Washington Redskins' owner Daniel Snyder from firing coach Mike Shanahan, according to Mark Maske of The Washington Post.

Snyder did not object to Shanahan's decision to bench starting QB Robert Griffin III to prevent injury, but sources close to the team say that it is financial considerations that have prevented him from firing the embattled head coach.

Multiple people close to the matter said Snyder has been unwilling so far to pay the full amount he would owe Shanahan and his coaching staff if he fired them.

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intended to provoke his firing

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