"Rent-free" Ted agrees to pay up.
Substantially incomplete team still not substantially complete.
Acting Attorney General Peter Nickles says the Nationals will pay the District $3.5 million on Monday.
In exchange the city will return letters of credit to the Lerners, who own the team, extend the park's liquor license, and resolve 3-to-4-thousand unfinished items in the stadium.
Anonymous, unnamed sources with little or no knowledge of the situation confirmed to the Nationals Enquirer that this is the same $3.5 million the Lerner Family had earmarked for increasing team payroll in the offseason, effectively blowing the team's 2009 offseason budget. Family members unavailable for comment.
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