John Riggins joined the Redskins Kickoff crew before the Redskins-Giants game.
Mike Shanahan explained the controversy late in Washington's loss to New York: "I said I wanted a measurement and they said, 'No, you don't have to. It's a first down.'" More here.
The Redskins started strong against the Giants, but a special teams blunder changed the momentum of the game, and eventually Washington fell to 3-9.