There’s no escape for Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder.
He did this to himself after not agreeing to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee regarding the alleged unsafe working environment within the organization, especially for women.
This time, his riches won’t spare him from appearing in the nation’s capital.
House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Maloney announces she is issuing a subpoena for Daniel Snyder to testify next week.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 22, 2022
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero tweeted, “House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Maloney announces she is issuing a subpoena for Daniel Snyder to testify next week.”
Ignoring the subpoena will work against Snyder because the House can declare that he is in contempt.
When that happens, he could either be fined or jailed.
Likewise, the other team owners might declare him unfit to run an NFL franchise and choose to boot him out.
That’s a decision that will hurt Snyder the most.
Pelissero also quoted Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney saying, “Mr. Snyder’s refusal to testify sends a clear signal that he is more concerned about protecting himself than coming clean to the American public. If the NFL is unwilling to hold Mr. Snyder accountable, then I am prepared to do so.”
This ultimatum from the House should prompt the league to make their decision and not protect Snyder.
Findings From The Ongoing Investigation
Some findings include female employees getting fired for having consensual relations with male employees in football operations.
Unfortunately, the male employees did not get harsh reprimands and are still employed by the team.
There’s also a testimony from former Chief Operating Officer David Pauken wherein Snyder said that a public relations employee should just stay away from the member of the coaching staff who groped her.
These incidents show how not to run any organization, let alone an NFL franchise.
Therefore, it’s time for Snyder to relinquish the Commanders to a new owner.