To wait Daniel Snyder sell Commanders from Washingtonwhich he turned into failed state among the legacy NFL franchise, is similar to predicting those “immediate” accusations against Donald Trump.
The reckoning will come any day. Just wait – much longer. A vote on Snyder’s dismissal loomed annual meeting of owners this week. That doesn’t seem to be in the dock either. Talk of removing Snyder began during the season. However, Jake Russell of the Washington Post reported this week that “Owners are waiting to see what happens in the coming weeks and possibly months with Snyder’s attempt to sell the franchise, his efforts to secure legal indemnification and the outcome of the league’s second investigation against him and the team,” citing anonymous sources. According to Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press“The two owners said they were angered by Snyder’s demand for damages, but told the AP they wanted to let the sale process play out before taking any action.”
That is, if it sells. Two months ago, said an unnamed source for New York Post, “He’s an ass and maybe he doesn’t want to give up.” Snyder not wanting to leave for his own self-preservation seems familiar, doesn’t it?
Then there’s 45…
Like an unindicted co-conspiratorSome also protected individual-1 rinky-dink memo who barred federal prosecutors from indicting him while he was in the Oval Office. Now, television cameras are camped outside a Manhattan courthouse awaiting the grand jury’s decision regarding the alleged secret cash payments to porn star Stormy Daniel.
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Likewise, the Snyder Commander saga will continue without end. But the delayed imminent appearance of both one percent players created the illusion of a stopped clock. Glancing at the clock and waiting for Trump or Snyder to face consequences for their actions slowed the heartbeat. Snyder has been in hot water for years, but continues to slide thanks to the cockroach’s survival instincts. Both are a match made in hell.
Nearly two weeks ago, law enforcement agencies were preparing security arrangements for a possible felony indictment of Trump by the Manhattan District Attorney. Trump himself, would hallucinate charged and detained last tuesday, there were reports that the grand jury will deliver on wednesday. A week later, they’re still waiting.
Pending Snyder’s final approval of the sale or removal begins to consume too much mental energy. Reportedly, Snyder’s office was cleared two weeks ago, leading ProFootballTalk report that the sale is “non-imminent” and bonus for signing language in the Daron Payne and Jacoby Brissett contract extensions have led some to believe that May 12 is the date by which Snyder intends to sell.
However, that tea leaf reading conflicts with multiple reports that Snyder is using the potential sale as a means to indemnify himself from future lawsuits that could arise after the organization is ultimately sold. The coveted tin dictator pardoning himself of consequence as MPs turn against him on the way out the door and the law closes is a famous game.
Snyder’s sale of the franchise was as shrouded in secrecy as a New York grand jury or Fulton County, Georgia, or a special federal wiretapping network. Besides the belief that Snyder’s pettiness kept Jeff Bezos from competing in Commanders franchise auction, his fellow owners remain as ignorant of the potential sale as Snyder. According to RussellThe current owner of the Commanders has also cut off communication with his fellow executive board members, the WaPo story says.
Clearly, that news cycle has overtaken its own. But the imminent accusations against Trump didn’t begin until two weeks ago. Trump in danger is a saga that has been going on for years. It’s worth a whole series of tournaments uncharged offenses he was involved. (The former POTUS did denied any wrongdoing in connection with the alleged payments of hush money.)
The record on Snyder is just as long. Snyder has survived multiple investigations into allegations of sexual harassment and allegedly obstructed the investigation in those accusations. (According to Art ESPN report, Snyder dismissed the woman’s claim as “without merit.” His attorneys told ESPN that “as Snyder testified under oath to the House Oversight Committee, the investigation revealed that the alleged incident never occurred.” (They said Snyder settled with her because it was cheaper than fighting her in court.) He was given the option to impose sanctions himself after the results of the NFL’s investigation into the franchise were sealed and likely locked in the same drawer as the Mueller Report. . He removed him from day-to-day operations for a year and suffered no financial penalty while his wife took control of the organization.
The Washington DC Attorney General is suing him in civil court, as a former vice president of sales for the organization, he testified to Congress of which Snyder was aware special accounting books in an effort to keep ticket revenue they would otherwise owe the league under its revenue-sharing statutes (the team denied the charges) and were accused of taking $55 million lines of credit without the approval of their former minority owners while a federal grand jury of the Eastern District of Virginia issued team finance subpoenas related to the loan earlier this month.
The years of Snyder-related investigations, subpoenas and grand juries seemed like decades. It’s going to be a long offseason for the Commanders.