The Washington Commanders are in the headlines again after the latest threat from owner Dan Snyder.
Apart from their 1-4 start to the 2022 NFL season, the team’s image does not look good after alleged workplace abuses and inaccurate accounting.
However, Snyder’s ownership can come to an end if other owners vote for his ouster.
But NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport doesn’t see that happening for now.
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Rapoport said in his recent appearance at The Pat McAfee show, “I’m sure Dan Snyder is going to be a big topic at the league meetings. I don’t know right now that there are 24 owners who want to vote Dan Snyder out.”
Will Snyder’s Ouster Happen?
The league can force his ouster if 75 percent of team owners voted Snyder out.
That’s a tall order because of the sheer number of votes needed.
Likewise, Snyder’s threat of releasing “dirt” against NFL owners may force them to keep him.
Aside from the owners, Snyder also claims to have gathered secrets against the league office and Commissioner Roger Goodell.
After all, Snyder is destroying the reputation of his own team, not theirs.
Snyder bought the team from Jack Kent Cooke’s estate for $800 million following Cooke’s death in 1999.
At 34 years old, that purchase made him the youngest person to own an NFL franchise.
The Commanders are currently valued at $5.6 billion, the sixth-most valuable team in the NFL.
The team is under investigation by Congress for alleged sexual abuses and workplace misconduct.
Snyder has denied the subpoena to have his date with Congress.
Meanwhile, the Commanders are also being investigated for allegedly keeping two books to track their finances and to hide some of their revenue from the league office.