Redskins new QB Donovan McNabb buys $2.1 million house in Great Falls, ready to play basketball with the president
Now it's official: After living in temporary housing for a month, Donovan McNabb moved to Washington over the weekend.
McNabb listed his house near Philly last month, and everyone has been speculating where the new Redskins quarterback might settle here. We've learned that two moving vans with the Eagles logo and "Mover of Philadelphia Eagles" unloaded Saturday at a $2.1 million house (5 bedrooms, 7 baths) in Great Falls, a favorite neighborhood of Redskins players.
"I've always been active in the community wherever I've lived, and I'm looking forward to continuing that tradition in the D.C. area," McNabb said. "Buying a house and putting down roots is my first step toward doing all that, and I'm excited about what I've seen of my new neighborhood so far."
He's already practicing with the team; his family (wife Raquel and their children -- two girls and two boys) are living in their offseason house in Arizona but will settle in by the time football season starts, according to his rep. Now the race is on for Washington to get a piece of the NFL star -- and vice versa.
"Donovan is absolutely a target," Robert Bassam of Eastern Motors told our colleague Dan Steinberg. "He's been driving one of our cars from Day One, but he's not absolutely signed yet."
Well, he's a busy guy. McNabb showed up at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, where he nabbed Justin Bieber's autograph and a photo to impress his 5-year-old daughter. He invited a number of Redskins to join his annual football clinic for children next month. He wants to work with Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign.
But there's one thing the former college hoops player really craves: "Being here in D.C., there's only one thing I want to start by doing: Get an invite to play basketball with Obama and all of his buddies," McNabb said in a taped interview last month.
VIP Welcome Wagon, Mr. President?
The Reliable Source
May 26, 2010; 1:05 AM ET
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