Anheuser-Busch, a key sponsor of the NFL, severed ties with the Washington Commanders on Friday, but no reason was given as to why they were going that route. Anheuser-Busch said in a statement to the Washington Post that it had decided not to renew ties with Washington “at this time.”
Despite this decision, Anheuser-Busch will continue to sponsor 26 other NFL teams.
Washington addressed its sponsorship with Anheuser-Busch in its latest statement.
“We’re exploring options in the alcohol category and looking for a strategic partner that will join us in the next era of Washington Football, as we play our first season as the Washington Commanders and prepare to develop a new venue,” the Commanders said. “The team believes there is tremendous upside in the alcohol sponsorship category for the Commanders.”
This news comes as the NFL, and Congress, continues to investigate owner Dan Snyder after new allegations of sexual misconduct that were made against him.
It’s the third sponsor in the past year that has cut ties with Washington. In June 2020, major sponsors, including FedEx and Nike, said they would stop sponsoring the team if the franchise’s former name was not changed. Shortly thereafter, the team announced it would retire the name.
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