Washington Commanders team owner Dan Snyder has run out of options.
With the House Oversight Committee issuing a subpoena, he has no choice but to comply.
It’s his best shot to clear the allegations regarding the unsafe working environment his organization has cultivated.
It’s not that he will be cleared of all the charges, but he has an opportunity to explain.
However, it doesn’t look good for Snyder when an ongoing investigation revealed that he asked a public relations employee to just stay away from a member of the coaching staff who groped her.
The team also fosters womanizing and excessive drinking and anyone who dared to speak against it might lose their job.
Depending on the investigation’s outcome, the Commanders might have to face harsh sanctions.
But it isn’t certain if the House has the authority to kick Snyder out of the league.
The NFL can put pressure on Snyder to relinquish the control of his franchise.
However, that’s not within the powers of Commissioner Roger Goodell
Roger Goodell on if he'll remove Dan Snyder as owner of the Commanders:
"I don't have the authority to remove him."
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) June 22, 2022
When asked if he will remove Snyder as one of the NFL’s owners, Goodell said that he doesn’t have the authority to do so.
Yes, Goodell has the power to bestow penalties upon players and coaches.
Unfortunately, the does not have the mandate to remove one of the people he works for.
Only The Owners Can Remove Snyder
The other team owners can facilitate Snyder’s ouster if they think that his actions are detrimental to the league.
They can take a vote and follow whatever the majority dictates.
If they decide that Snyder should go, he cannot appeal the decision because the most powerful men in the NFL have decided.
In a matter of days, they might find a potential buyer for the Commanders if they want it to happen.
However, do the owners care enough about Snyder’s fate as long as the dollars keep coming in?