Earlier this week, it was reported that a number of NFL owners were considering action against Dan Snyder which could rise to the level of an attempt to remove him from the Commanders. Given the remarks made by certain others, however, that may not be the case.
As detailed by Mark Maske of the Washington Post, support seems to favor a suspension. He writes that “no meaningful steps have been taken toward making a push to remove Snyder from ownership of his franchise” – a rather stark rebuttal to the notion that the numerous controversies the 57-year-old has been involved in could threaten his position.
The latest of those controversies (allegations of financial impropriety, which was labelled by one owner as potentially being “the nail in the coffin”) will have a significant impact on owners’ decisions. The investigation into the matter is ongoing, the result of which will likely be the next major turning point in this situation. As Maske writes, multiple owners would support “significant disciplinary action” being taken against Snyder should the allegations be proven true.
“We’d have to know a lot more than we do now” one owner said, via Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer. While that still leaves the door open to action like a vote on removal being possible at some point, Maske reports that multiple owners have not been approached regarding their position should any such vote take place.
“There’s certainly concern”, said one owner. “There’s anger. But there’s quite a difference between wishing he was gone and taking steps to force him out.” Breer adds that the precedent Snyder’s removal would set is a key point, and that the “bar will be set very high” for as many as the requisite 24 owners being prepared to go ahead with that action.
For the time being, little is expected to take place regarding this situation. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, though, this could remain a key storyline.
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Of course they’ll do nothing. It’s an elite club who take care of their own.
That’s why hiding money from the others had more potential to oust him than anything else.
And they’ll still do nothing.
Snyder stinks as an owner – but this political hit job by Bezo’s WaPo so that Bezos can buy the team stinks even more.
I’m no Bezos fan, but that strikes me as nonsense.
Agreed. Weird how every allegation originates from them.
Is it really weird that any reporting on a team would come from that team’s local paper?
There’s a lot of other media in Washington. WaPo doesn’t try to hide their bias.
Snyder knows it, and the other owners know it too. That’s why he’s not gonna lose his team, bc the alternative isn’t any better.
There’s more than one alternative waiting to any NFL ownership group.
What’s the worth of the team? Den is going for $4.5B. Would DC be worth more or less?
Way more. 3rd largest media market in the US.
Well Forbes has the Commanders listed at #5 with a value of $4.2 Billion.
I have to believe this includes the stadium that sits on 200 acres of prime real estate 5 miles outside of the Nation’s Capital in Maryland. Redskins Park, the Head Quarters located in Ashburn VA on a 44.5-acre lot. One Loudon Property which is built on land that is either still owned or was owned by Danny and in 2016 was rezoned for future development.
All high value, top line, prime property.
Why dose the commissioner hide him from Congress?
Every WFT fan in the world is thrilled this may lead to a new owner. As an Iggles Phan I’m hoping he holds on. But at least the new owner might rename the team. Go Commies!
Not a thing will happen ! Maybe a very small BS Fine!
Why don’t they ban him from having anything to do with the team and turn it over to his wife? Why she hasn’t left the putz is odd. She gets 50% of everything take the team he gets the rest. Keep it for a few years then sell get $5 bill take the kids go buy an island in the Caribbean and live the good life. NBA booted a guy for being racist. I would think in their eyes all the crap he has done and pilfering money would be worse.
The owners better be careful they don’t turn Danny boy into an Al Davis type anti-hero. Snyder has his flaws but this is looking like sour grapes from a bunch of hypocrites.
Fans of the former Redskins suffer from the mistaken notion that other NFL owners run their teams well. I’m not sure there’s more than five that do. New England Patriot’s Robert Kraft was swept up in a massage parlour-human trafficking raid. The Patriots are probably the best run team in the NFL.