Jim Irsay has zero intentions of staying quiet on his criticism of Dan Snyder.
The Colts’ owner went where no one else in the league has yet when he became the first owner to speak out against the Washington Commanders owner.
His gloves are off even more as he doubled down on his opinion, according to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer.
“I don’t not feel it’s in the best interests of the shield and the NFL,” he told Glazer. “This is not how we should be represented, and it’s regrettable that we have to be in this position.”
“I’m gonna talk about it,” Irsay continued. “I will not be muzzled, and I will stand by it. We’re bound as owners to listen to the fans, and we cannot put our heads in the sand on this.”
Irsay would then add that he believes the conclusion of Mary Jo White’s investigation into Washington’s franchise will lead to a real conversation about Snyder’s future as an owner.
“I do believe that the concerns I have will merit a serious discussion among all the owners. I don’t want to see this swept under the rug again.”
Daniel Snyder has already fired back at Irsay for his origianl comments.
“It is highly inappropriate, but not surprising, that Mr. Irsay opted to make statements publicly based on falsehoods in the media,” a Commanders spokesperson said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post. “It is unfortunate that Mr. Irsay decided to go public with his statement today, while an investigation is in process, and the team has had no opportunity to formally respond to allegations. The Commanders have made remarkable progress over the past two years. We are confident that, when he has an opportunity to see the actual 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.”
A total of 24 owner votes are needed to force a fellow owner to relinquish their team.