Daniel Snyder is not currently involved in the day-to-day operations with the Washington Commanders, and according to one reporter, the NFL would love to make that something permanent for the future.
Over the weekend, A.J. Perez of Front Office Sports reported Congress is not only looking into the accusations of inappropriate behavior by Snyder toward Tiffani Johnston but also digging into a new accusation that the Commanders withheld funds the NFL had arranged to be surrendered to the visiting-team pool.
Washington fans are no doubt hoping the accusations against Snyder are true, and that Snyder will soon be removed from ownership of the Commanders. There is already a top name to take over if that were to happen: Jeff Bezos.
Reports of Bezos’ interest in Washington’s NFL team popped up last year and it’s no surprise that the Washington Post, owned by Bezos, first exposed the Washington Commanders’ toxic culture in 2020.
Now, one NFL reporter is saying the league truly wants him to take over the Commanders.
“And let’s face it, they want Jeff Bezos to own this team. And people like Jeff Bezos could own the Broncos. What if he doesn’t want to own the Broncos? He owns the Washington Post. He clearly, in this weird way, wants to have a bunch of influence in that city politically, right? Because eventually they’re gonna come after his business is too powerful. He’s making too much money.”
“That’s, well, if he can set up roots there, he already owns the paper, he owns the team. He’ll basically just be like, you know, he essentially is a Congress member, and he wants it. They know he wants it. They want to be in business with him. And they’re going to try it to me. I think Dan Snyder is going to get kicked out eventually. I don’t know if this is going to be the reason.”
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“But it’s just been one thing after another, one leak after another, that there are too many people actively going after. And he clearly has done a lot of shady stuff to make it possible. Like if you haven’t done anything shady, even if you hated me, for whatever reason, you wouldn’t be able to take me out. But this guy does shady stuff. And there’s a lot of people that want to take them out, which includes it feels like prominent power brokers within the league to then place Jeff Bezos.”
“And listen. You know, they’re already in business with Amazon for the Thursday night game. Like I said, it’s Amazon is in this business to just be in the NFL business. They don’t care the ratings. They’re not in the advertising business. This is just a line item to them. How many whether 10 people watch Thursday night football or 10 million watch Thursday night football, Jeff Bezos ain’t losing a minute asleep. Hell! I don’t even know if the guy likes football. But I do believe that Jeff Bezos is going to be eventually the next owner of the Washington Commanders football team our whatever you want to call them.”
The NFL could very well force Snyder to sell the team if any of these allegations prove to be true.