Huge news out of the NFL owners meetings today, as Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has become the first National Football League owner to publicly endorse the removal of Dan Snyder from the Washington Commanders organization.
In case you haven’t heard, there’s been a strong push from within the league to push Snyder out due to mounting reports of the toxic workplace culture within the Commanders organization. With investigations ongoing, there are many who believe Snyder’s days could be numbered.
And if it comes to that, Snyder has threatened to retaliate by dropping dirt on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other team owners.
This seems to have stopped most of the owners from publicly speaking out against Snyder and calling for his removal. But one owner who is not backing down is Irsay.
Following the league meetings earlier today in lower Manhattan, Irsay said he believes “there is merit to removing him as owner.” And he made it clear that Snyder’s threats of “investigations” and “dirt” won’t cause him to change his mind about the matter.
This is a significant move, as it could get other owners to follow in Irsay’s footsteps.
Having the approval of at least 24 owners will be crucial if the league does in fact want to remove Snyder, as they’ll need at least 24 of a possible 32 votes to make it happen. At the moment, Commissioner Roger Goodell has stated that no vote is set. That will likely come down to the decision of the owners.
And it looks like we already know what at least one of them prefers to do.
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