There was plenty of excitement among fans of the Washington Commanders when Jeff Bezos emerged as a potential buyer.
The team’s current owner, Dan Snyder, is finally ready to sell. But he’s reported to have blocked Bezos from entering a private auction over a personal grudge.
A report from the New York Post claims the former Amazon CEO was keen on placing a bid for the NFL team but was prevented from doing so as Snyder is unhappy with the Washington Post (which is owned by Bezos) publishing a series of exposes in which it was claimed that the Commanders owner enabled sexual harassment within the organization.
The reports prompted the NFL to pressure Snyder into selling the team.
Bezos, who’s worth more than $100 billion, was prevented by Snyder from entering the private auction though the Amazon founder wanted to participate, sources said.New York Post
Snyder is looking for at least $6 billion for the Commanders. An unidentified bidder is said to have put in a bid of $5.5 billion ahead of the deadline while Josh Harris, the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, has also made an offer.
Bezos, meanwhile, is said to be monitoring the process.
“He wants to say [to the NFL] don’t let them say we weren’t here,” a source told the Post.
The source also notes that Snyder could maintain possession of the team if no one meets his asking price.
“He’s an a** and he may not want to give it up,” they were quoted as saying.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.