Former Redskins Cornerback Wins Business Award

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(Washington Post) — Eugene Profit’s arrival in Washington was barely noted by The Post sports section. The former Patriots cornerback was signed by the team in March of 1989, news The Post noted under a headline “Redskins Ticket Prices To Go Up Next Season.”  “Profit, 5 feet 10, 165 pounds, is fast and always has been labeled intelligent, probably because he attended Yale,” read the nugget, which came on the same day that the Redskins signed a young guard/tackle named Ray Brown.  (As for those ticket prices? The prized mezzanine seats at RFK were going up from $30 to $35, while the 200 and 300-level seats in the lower deck, plus the upper-deck 500-level numbers moved from $20 to $25 a game.)  That, oddly, was about as much publicity as Profit got throughout his tenure with the Redskins. He played in the 1989 preseason opener and severely injured his hamstring in the ensuing Hall of Fame preseason game against the Bills.

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