Change of Command


The sale of the Washington Commanders franchise has been compromised due to Tanya and Dan Snyder facing allegations involving workplace misconduct, sexual harassment, and false ticket information. 

According to Front Sports Office, the accusations will not affect the alleged five ownership groups lining up to bid on the Commanders. The process is scheduled to end by the spring regardless of the ongoing investigations.

Sources told FOS those inquiries are unlikely to derail the sale of the Commanders and, in fact, could keep a quicker sale on track.” Front Office Sports writer A.J. Perez said in his article.

After nearly 24 years in the franchise, the Snyders have received substantially high bids to give up their stake.

”There is reason to believe that the Snyders could receive bids up to $7 billion to give up their stake in the franchise, one that has brought controversy and drama since they purchased the team back in 1999.” FanNation writer Jeremy Brener said in his article.

According to Deadline, DC Attorney General Karl Racine is going after the Snyders for sexual harassment and assault that has been occurring since then. 

There is reason to believe that the Snyders could receive bids up to $7 billion to give up their stake in the franchise …”

— Jeremy Brener

“For years the team and its owner have caused very real and very serious harm and then lied about it to dodge accountability and to continue to rake in profits,” Racine said “So far they seem to have gotten away with it, but that stops today.”

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and rapper Jay-Z have both expressed interest in buying the Commanders, according to FanNation. They are out of 7 potential buyers interested in the Commanders.

“Rapper Jay-Z and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos met in Los Angeles Monday, days after both billionaires publicly expressed interest in buying the Commanders.” Brener said.

Ultimately, the scandals will not affect the timeline of the sale and it is still scheduled to be complete by the spring of 2023.