Roger Goodell reveals NFL will release Commanders investigative report even if Dan sells Snyder
Roger Goodell reveals the NFL will continue to release a report on the Commanders investigation even if scandalized billionaire Dan Snyder sells the team amid “two formal $6 million bids.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced that the league will release any completed report on an investigation into the Washington Commanders, regardless of whether Dan Snyder sells the team.
Every report will be released, regardless of whether Snyder stays or goes, according to the soon-to-be-expanded commissioner.
“Yes, we’re committed to publishing the results,” Goodell said Tuesday at the league’s annual meetings.
Snyder and the Commanders are still under investigation by former US Attorney Mary Jo White, who has been hired by the League to investigate various aspects of the organization arising from a Congressional review of workplace misconduct, which also included a possible referral to the Federal Trade Commission involved business inadequacies.
“We’re going to allow (White) to do her job and then we’ll see where we are,” Goodell said.
NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell said the league will release the results of the investigation
A fully funded $6 billion offer was made to current owner Dan Snyder (pictured).
It follows two separate groups bidding for $6 billion, according to ESPN.
One bid was submitted by billionaires Josh Harris, Mitchell Rales and NBA legend Magic Johnson, and another by Canadian billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that there is growing belief the team will be sold before the first round of the NFL draft on April 27.
The NFL team’s future has been up in the air since embattled owner Dan Snyder hired Bank of America last year to explore a possible sale of the team, and until now no interested party had matched its lofty rating.
Harris already owns the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, while also being a part owner of the Premier League’s Crystal Palace.
Rales, on the other hand, hasn’t owned any sports franchises in the past but has an estimated net worth of $5.5 billion. Johnson is currently a part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Canadian billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos
Snyder, 58, has faced calls from fans to sell the struggling team for years, but pressure has mounted since 2020 after allegations of sexual harassment, financial impropriety and disability were leveled at the team and Snyder himself.
According to the 2020 Washington Post report that first uncovered the claims, allegations of sexual harassment against team members ranged from making inappropriate comments to the creation of a racy behind-the-scenes video of a 2008 cheerleading calendar shoot.
A former cheerleader also claimed Snyder suggested she join his “close friend” in a hotel room in 2004 so they could “get to know each other.”
Magic Johnson (L) teams up with Josh Harris (R) to buy Washington Commanders
The Snyders are exploring the possibility of selling the team, much to the delight of many fans
Snyder denied that claim in a 2020 statement: “I want to make it absolutely clear that this never happened.”
While the Commanders have fired many of those accused of sexual molestation and paid a $10 million fine to the NFL, Snyder has defiantly denied the allegations against him, despite subsequent investigations.
The Democrat-led House Oversight Committee launched an investigation into the Commanders and the league investigation after the NFL opted not to compile its findings into a formal written report, citing confidentiality concerns.
The committee’s investigation uncovered previously unknown allegations against the team and Snyder before ending when Republicans took control of Congress in 2022.
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