Even with so much controversy revolving around the Washington Commanders, there’s a possibility that team owner Dan Snyder can hold onto his position.
Trading for Carson Wentz is nothing compared to Washington’s more profound problems.
There are allegations of sexual misconduct involving team officials from female employees.
Likewise, there have also been allegations of financial impropriety against team owner Snyder.
This matter is also under investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
In their defense, the team was not aware of the ongoing financial investigation that stemmed from the documents and interviews about the inquiry on the team’s workplace conditions.
For now, Snyder gets to save face because there have been no decisions bestowed.
But even before the verdict comes, a group of people can lead his ouster, as Sports Illustrated Andrew Brandt shared.
Goodell will protect Dan Snyder as long as he can – it's part of his role – but he can't protect him from other owners.
Goodell's job is been to build and act on consensus; if consensus among his constituency (all owners) is that Snyder is bad for business, he will move on that.
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) April 3, 2022
Brandt tweeted, “Goodell will protect Dan Snyder as long as he can – it’s part of his role – but he can’t protect him from other owners. Goodell’s job has been to build and act on consensus; if consensus among his constituency (all owners) is that Snyder is bad for business, he will move on that.”
It’s Up To The Owners’ Discretion
As always, NFL owners look after their best interests.
They could not care less about issues as long as the money flows.
But Snyder’s current situation might prove to be a heavy burden because there might be a witch hunt after.
If the investigation proves the alleged sexual misconduct and financial impropriety, all teams will be suddenly under public trial.
Therefore, they can protect their interest as early as possible by ousting Snyder.
The owners can let him face his legal problems but not as Washington’s owner.
That approach will help them save face because Goodell doesn’t hold power above the owners.