Roger Goodell has revealed that the NFL will continue to release a report on the Leaders investigation even if billionaire hilarious owner Dan Snyder sells the team amid “two official $6 million bids.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell revealed that the league would release any completed report on the investigation into the Washington leaders regardless of whether Dan Snyder sells the team.
Any report will be published, regardless of whether Snyder stays or leaves in accordance with the soon-to-be-extended commissioner.
“Yes, we’ve committed to publishing the results,” Goodell said Tuesday at the league’s annual meetings.
Snyder and the leaders remain under investigation by former US Attorney General Mary Jo White, who was appointed by the league to look into various aspects of the organization arising from a congressional review of workplace misconduct that also included referral to the Federal Trade Commission for possible occurrence. Commercial violations.
“We’ll let (White) do her thing and then we’ll see where we are,” Goodell said.
NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell said the league will release the findings of the investigation
A fully funded $6 billion bid has been made to current owner Dan Snyder (pictured)
It comes on the heels of two separate groups submitting bids worth $6 billion, according to the ESPN.
Billionaires Josh Harris, Mitchell Rales and NBA legend Magic Johnson made an offer, while Canadian billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos made another.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that there was a growing belief that the team had been sold prior to 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 enlisted Bank of America to explore a possible sale of the team last year, and so far, no interested party has reached its high valuation.
Harris already owns the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, while he’s a part-owner of the Premier League’s Crystal Palace team as well.
Meanwhile, Rales has no prior history of owning a sports franchise, but his net worth is estimated at $5.5 billion. Johnson is currently a part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Canadian billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos
The 58-year-old Snyder has faced calls from fans to sell the struggling team for years, but pressure has been building since 2020 after accusations of sexual harassment, financial irregularities, and obstruction of the team and Snyder himself.
Allegations of sexual harassment against team employees ranged from inappropriate comments to the creation of a behind-the-scenes lewd video from a fan club’s calendar photo shoot in 2008, according to Washington Post 2020 report that first revealed the allegations.
A former fan also alleged that Snyder suggested she join his “best friend” in a hotel room in 2004 so they could “get to know each other.”
Magic Johnson (L) teams up with Josh Harris (R) in a bid to buy the Washington Commanders
Snyders is exploring the possibility of selling the team to appease the many fans
Snyder denied the claim in a 2020 statement: “I want to state unequivocally that this never happened.”
While the leaders fired several individuals accused of sexual harassment and fined the NFL $10 million, Snyder defiantly denied the charges against him in the face of subsequent investigations.
The Democratic-led House Oversight Committee launched an investigation into the leaders and investigated the league after the NFL decided not to compile its findings into an official written report, citing confidentiality concerns.
The committee’s investigation uncovered previously unknown allegations against the team and Schneider before ending when the Republicans took control of Congress in 2022.