NFL: Owners would like Dan Snyder to sell the commanders

NFL: Owners would like Dan Snyder to sell the commanders

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says Dan Snyder deserves to be stripped of the privilege of owning the Washington Commanders, making him the first NFL owner to publicly comment on his controversial statements. counterpart.

Snyder’s status has been widely debated for years after several scandals and investigations into his workplace conduct in Washington. The league investigated allegations of sexual misconduct, financial irregularities. An investigation by attorney Mary Jo White is still ongoing.

Banning Snyder would be unprecedented and would require 24 votes from other owners.

“It’s something we have to look at, we have to look at all the evidence and we have to be thorough. It’s something that needs to be seriously considered, Irsay said on Tuesday. I believe in the standards established in the NFL in the workplace. We must defend and protect them. I just think once the owners talk to each other they will come to the right decision. Unfortunately, I think that’s the route we probably have to take and we just have to finish the investigation. I am very worried about the things that have happened there over the past 20 years. »

White did not inform the league of a deadline to submit its investigation report, although it is nearing the end, told theAssociated Press a person close to the file. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still open.

ESPN reported last week, citing unnamed sources, that Snyder had hired private investigators and allegedly told people he had enough information to bring down the other owners and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The commanders released a statement saying the Snyders would not sell the team.

“It is highly inappropriate, but not surprising, that Mr. Irsay chose to make public statements based on lies in the media,” the statement said. It is unfortunate that Mr. Irsay has decided to go public with his statement today as an investigation is ongoing and the team has not had a chance to formally respond to the allegations. Commanders have made remarkable progress over the past two years. We are confident that when he has a chance to see the real evidence in this case, Mr. Irsay will conclude that there is no reason for the Snyders to consider selling the franchise. And they won’t. »

Tanya Snyder, the team’s deputy CEO, and Commanders president Jason Wright are representing the club at owners’ meetings this week in New York.

The Commanders denied the content of the report, calling it “categorically false” and “clearly part of a well-funded two-year campaign that seeks the sale of the team, but will continue to be unsuccessful.”

Snyder and the organization are also under investigation by the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Snyder has owned the team since 1999.

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