Dan Snyder allegedly kept Jeff Bezos from a private auction for the Washington Commanders

Dan Snyder allegedly stored Jeff Bezos from a non-public public sale for the Washington Commanders
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It seems that Daniel Snyder’s disdain for Jeff Bezos will stop the billionaire Amazon founder from shopping for the Washington Commanders. Bezos was allegedly prevented from becoming a member of a non-public public sale for the NFL franchise by Snyder attributable to a long-standing grudge. (Bezos and Snyder didn’t return calls from the New York Post for remark.)

It’s clear why Snyder would have beef with Bezos, who owns the Washington Post. The paper ran a number of exposés that allege Snyder enabled sexual harassment.

According to WaPo:

“The allegations raised … — running from 2006 to 2019 — span most of Snyder’s tenure as owner and fall into two categories: unwelcome overtures or comments of a sexual nature, and exhortations to wear revealing clothing and flirt with clients to close sales deals.”

As the NY Post wrote in late January, some imagine Snyder suspects Bezos inspired the robust protection to be able to power the beleaguered proprietor to promote the workforce. Back in November, a supply advised Peter King of NBC Sports {that a} sale to Bezos won’t ever occur.

“Dan Snyder detests the Washington Post. No way he’d sell to the owner of that paper,” in line with the supply.

Bezos’ curiosity in proudly owning an NFL franchise

In 2019, reviews indicated that Bezos had struck a rapport with quite a few NFL house owners, together with Snyder.

As famous by Jason La Canfora in his piece for CBS Sports:

“Snyder has been trying for years to get a state-of-the-art downtown stadium built in DC, growing increasingly frustrated by the location and age of FedEx Field. Bezos moved the Washington Post to a new location after purchasing the paper, is setting up an Amazon hub in the area and some believe could aid Snyder’s pursuit of a new stadium, perhaps even with an Amazon sponsorship.”

However, after that piece was written, Snyder denied the rumor of a rapport with Bezos, claiming that he hadn’t seen him in a decade on the time.

After Snyder introduced his curiosity in presumably promoting the Commanders, TMZ reported that Bezos may companion with rapper Jay-Z to purchase the workforce. There have been even reviews that Bezos would think about promoting the Washington Post to higher his probabilities, though Bezos has claimed the publication was by no means on the market.

Aside from his curiosity in buying an NFL workforce, it seems Bezos has at all times had an affinity for the D.C. space and soccer normally. In 2022, Amazon bought the rights to Thursday Night Football, which led to record-breaking Amazon Prime subscriptions. Bezos owns a home within the D.C. metro space, and Amazon’s second headquarters is situated simply throughout the Potomac River in Crystal City, Virginia. Even if Bezos didn’t have the enterprise relationship with Snyder that was rumored, it doesn’t imply the 2 by no means contacted each other.

Once proud franchise on the market

Snyder could in the end resolve to not promote the Commanders since he didn’t get his asking worth, because the NY Post famous. The tabloid reported that the perfect provide Snyder acquired was $5.5 billion, whereas different publications comparable to Forbes reported that gives have are available for the workforce “far north” of $7 billion.

“He’s an ass and he may not want to give it up,” a supply carefully watching the sale advised the NY Post.

Whether or not Snyder might be pressured to stroll away from the Commanders, which he bought for $800 million in 1999, might be decided on the annual house owners’ assembly on March 26. It wouldn’t be a shock if different house owners vote in favor of ousting Snyder. In October 2022, Colts’ proprietor Jim Irsay was quoted saying there are probably 24 votes to take away Snyder as co-owner of the Commanders. That’s 75 p.c of league house owners.

A potential cause why Snyder remains to be in cost was detailed in a near-8,000-word ESPN exposé written by Don Van Natta Jr., Seth Wickersham, and Tisha Thompson, printed in October.

The report cites Snyder just lately saying he’s garnered “enough secrets to blow up several NFL owners,” with the league workplace and Goodell as fellow casualties. Snyder’s perceived contingencies are in place to be able to defend himself from any try and oust him from his perch because the Commanders’ proprietor.


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