After everything that the Washington Commanders have been through, it’s hard to believe any statement that comes from them.
They have been good in stopping the NFL and the public from knowing the truth.
Remember that jersey retirement ceremony they threw for the late Sean Taylor?
That’s a nice gesture done in questionable timing.
The team deviated the attention from the emails that led to former NFL head coach Jon Gruden’s ouster.
If the investigators dug deeper, some team executives might have been implicated.
Then there are the sexual harassment allegations against team owner Daniel Snyder.
Sadly, their troubles are not over as the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is accusing the Commanders of financial impropriety.
The Pat McAfee Show covered the issue wherein the team allegedly withheld ticket profits shared with other teams.
The investigation revealed that Washington hid 40 percent of its profits from ticket sales.
However, the team denied the wrongdoing.
#Commanders statement: “There has been absolutely no withholding of ticket revenue at any time. Those revenues are subject to independent audits by multiple parties. Anyone who offered testimony suggesting a withholding of revenue has committed perjury, plain and simple.” https://t.co/AIRFrBrQ3E
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 4, 2022
Pro Football Focus writer shared the Commanders’ statement saying, “There has been absolutely no withholding of ticket revenue at any time. Those revenues are subject to independent audits by multiple parties.”
Sanctions In Place For The Commanders?
The NFL stipulates that teams must share 40 percent of their net ticket revenues, and the league will distribute the total equally among all 32 franchises.
If they are proven guilty, the league can bestow harsh punishment, such as losing draft picks or non-disbursement of their share from ticket sales.
As expected, the Commanders maintained that they did nothing wrong.
But with the string of issues that have plagued the team, it’s hard to believe that they are guilt-free.
With the investigation still on-going, the team has more problems to address because they traded for quarterback Carson Wentz.