Some NFL owners seek to oust Dan Snyder as charges mount: report


Several NFL owners are expressing interest in voting to oust Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder as accusations mount of financial improprieties and workplace misconduct within the organization.

“There is growing frustration about the situation in Washington and not about an issue, but about how much smoke there is,” one owner told USA Today in an op-ed. published Saturday. “I think everyone is fed up.”

Another team owner detailed the league’s last meeting in March, when some owners expressed anger over Snyder’s situation in the presence of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, according to USA Today.

“We’re counting the votes,” the owner said, adding that it would take 24 owner votes to force Snyder to sell his stake in the franchise.

Other owners told the outlet they were unhappy with the lack of a written report on the league’s first investigation into the Washington team, with one noting there will be greater pressure for more information on the matter.

“We don’t know what’s going on in Washington,” a league owner said. “There is a lot of frustration with that. My instinct is that there will be more pressure for more information.

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) and Washington, DC Attorney General Karl Racine (D) launched an investigation last month into allegations that the team was involved in a series of financial irregularities.

Miyares’ office said he was first made aware of the potential issues when House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (DN.Y.) sent him a copy of the letter of the panel at the Federal Trade Commission regarding the claims.

In an interview with the committee earlier this year, former team employee Jason Friedman said the team held two sets of books, one that was shared with the league but did not fully bring in some revenue from tickets and another that included full and accurate earnings, which was later shown to Snyder.

The league also launched an investigation into the team in February after former cheerleader and chief marketing officer Tiffani Johnston, during a House Oversight and Reform Committee roundtable on the matter, accused Snyder of sexually harassing her at a work-related dinner party.

The team has publicly denied allegations of sexual harassment against Snyder and financial improprieties.

The Hill contacted the NFL, the House Oversight and Reform Committee and attorneys for the team’s former employees for comment.


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