Dan Snyder reportedly hired private investigators to look into other league owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell, and believes he now has enough secrets to ‘blow up’ several NFL team owners, it has been claimed by an explosive report from ESPN.
Snyder is embroiled in an ongoing scandal regarding alleged sexual harassment and hostile workplace accusations against himself and and the Commanders, and it has been reported that other NFL owners would love to see him on the outside looking in. ESPN now claims that Snyder is determined to fight to keep his franchise, and would ensure there are ‘multiple casualties’ if the Commanders are taken from him.
“They can’t f— with me,” Snyder has said privately, according to the report.
This news emerges as NFL owners plan to meet next week to call for the removal of Snyder, according to the report. There are 32 NFL franchises and it would take 24 owners to get Snyder to sell his team.
Sources say the NFL is aware that Snyder has been tracking owners, including Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones. According to the report, “none of the owners or sources would reveal how they learned of Snyder’s alleged effort to use private investigators. It’s also unclear how many owners are said to have been targeted, though sources say they believe it’s at least six.”
The report says one owner was told by Snyder that he “has dirt on Jerry Jones” and another source confirmed that Snyder has “a file” on Jones.
A Commanders spokesperson denied that Synder hired private investigators.
“This is categorically false,” John Brownlee and Stuart Nash, partners at Holland & Knight told ESPN. “He has no ‘dossiers’ compiled on any owners.”