Every week, the Washington Commanders find a way to become even more embarrassing.
A fan recently won the 50/50 raffle done by the Commanders and received a check for $14,822. Unfortunately, when the fan went to the bank to collect, that check would bounce.
According to Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post, the Commanders quickly issued a statement.
A Washington Commanders spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that the check the team wrote to Shipley did not clear.
“We’ve reached out to the fan and sent an electronic payment directly into his account,” the statement read. “It was a bank error, and we’ve reached out to the bank to determine what happened, and to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”
Shipley said he won the “50/50” raffle during the team’s Week One win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“It was quite shocking,” Drew Shipley said during an interview.
“Quite maddening,” Shipley said, “It took this long to get it, I can’t believe a professional franchise would end up” doing something like that.
“Obviously somebody dropped the ball,” Shipley said.
Shipley said everything is all good now with the Commanders, but it still left him pondering how something like this could happen.
“You gotta do the small things right,” Shipley said. “You have big enough scandals from the top of your organization, you gotta retain your customers.”
Aside from this embarrassment is Snyder emailing the other 31 owners responding to allegations from an ESPN report that he had private investigators try to dig up “dirt” on them as well as claims that the owners, the league office and commissioner Roger Goodell “can’t f— with me.”
The report also stated that Snyder has enough information to “blow up” several other NFL owners.
In the aftermath, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday at the NFL fall meetings that there is “merit” to seriously consider voting Snyder out as Commanders owner, forcing him to sell the team.
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