The Washington Commanders‘ Dan Snyder is one of the most controversial owners in the league.
He started attracting unwanted attention when the franchise made questionable signings in the 2000s.
Now, the Commanders are on the hot seat because of the congressional probe for alleged workplace abuses.
Snyder has been defiant by ignoring the subpoenas from Congress.
Likewise, the team is embroiled in an accounting scandal by illegally withholding security deposits from fans and keeping two sets of books to hide their revenue over the past decade from the NFL.
These issues have Commissioner Roger Goodell wanting to get rid of Snyder as a franchise owner.
However, Snyder will not go down without a fight.
"The NFL is a mafia."
Dan Snyder told a close associate that he has gathered enough secrets to "blow up" several NFL owners, the league office and even commissioner Roger Goodell.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 13, 2022
NFL insider Dov Kleiman tweeted, “‘The NFL is a mafia.’ Dan Snyder told a close associate that he has gathered enough secrets to ‘blow up’ several NFL owners, the league office, and even commissioner Roger Goodell.”
This quote comes from a bombshell ESPN report that was just released Thursday morning.
Snyder’s Days As NFL Owner Are Numbered
This attempt to smear the reputation of other owners sounds like a desperate act.
His presence alone damages the league’s reputation, and there’s a consensus that other owners hate him.
But before his controversies are extracted and litigated, this is the time for him to make a dignified exit.
The team will be in good hands with another owner, and the Commanders need a fresh start, especially after a 1-4 record after five games.
Snyder has owned the Washington franchise since 1999, purchasing it for $800 million after the death of previous owner Jack Kent Cooke.
Aside from the current issues, the Commanders are facing, they were embroiled in a scandal of refusing to change the team name from the Redskins.