NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is spending Wednesday afternoon speaking to the media on a variety of topics.
There is never a dull moment in the NFL and this past week alone has seen multiple controversial storylines.
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder is the hot topic of the day now that the league has to launch another investigation into workplace misconduct involving him and others with the organization.
This brings up the possibility of other owners forcing him to sell the team.
Is that even possible?
Goodell was asked about this and offered an answer that was later confirmed by the league.
NFL general counsel Jeff Pash just confirmed for me what Roger Goodell said he believed to be true—League bylaws say that NFL owners can in fact vote another owner out and force him/her to sell.
Didn’t have complete clarity on the procedure but the rule is on the books.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 9, 2022
Yes, NFL owners have the power to vote someone out and force them to sell the team.
That is bad news for Snyder and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who are both shining an awful light on the league at the moment.
NFL Owners Could Remove One Of Their Own
Unfortunately, it may take something monumentally horrific for owners to force one of their own to sell.
This appears to be a tight-knit group that is keen on protecting one another at all costs.
Roger Goodell on Dan Snyder and the Commanders situation: “I do not see a way that a team can do an investigation of itself.”pic.twitter.com/pSFHaL5UbJ
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 9, 2022
There is also the sad truth that the owners may be protecting each other from different things they don’t want leaking out.
Fans must also remember that Goodell works for the owners.
So he is not going to come down hard and make any public declarations about Snyder or Ross or anyone that runs an NFL franchise.
Ross may be the one owner most at risk because of the allegations he tried to pay Brian Flores to tank.
Altering the outcome of a game is the ultimate sin in sports.
Sadly, that is true over something like workplace sexual harassment.
Fans now know the owners can remove each other from power.
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