NFL continues to not comment on claim that Roger Goodell must approve Daniel Snyder’s return

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The NFL knows the truth. The NFL continues to decline to provide it.

The aftermath of Thursday’s news regarding the investigation into the Washington Football Team included a claim from Mark Maske of the Washington Post that WFT owner Daniel Snyder’s supposedly voluntary decision to step away from the day-to-day operations of the team can’t end without approval from Commissioner Roger Goodell. Snyder, who easily could have (and surely would have) faced a much more serious outcome if the league had requested and released a comprehensive written report, has opted to push back through his lawyer, contending that the claim from Maske and the Post is false. (The Post has said it stands by its reporting.)

At the risk of engaging in the source-guessing game (which is frowned upon, for some reason), Maske surely didn’t get his information from Snyder or anyone within upper management with the Washington Football Team. Maske, who frequently reports on league matters, has one or more sources at the highest levels of the league office. Possibly at the very highest.

But to the extent that someone from the league likely provided information to Maske and the Post on an off-the-record basis, the league continues to ignore on-the-record requests to settle this question. We’ve now asked the question three times, and we’ve gotten no response — not even a “no comment.”

It’s easy. It’s simple. The report from Maske and the Post is true or it’s false or “no comment.” Unless the league publicly refutes that which someone in upper management presumably has said privately to Maske, Snyder’s denial through his lawyer continues to ring hollow.

6 responses to “NFL continues to not comment on claim that Roger Goodell must approve Daniel Snyder’s return

  1. Everyone knows what Snyder is all about and everyone knows what went down here.. There is no need for the NFL to formally confirm, deny, or verify anything. Maske’s reporting did it for them. Goodell is the sheriff.

  2. Anyone else under the impression that what the league really wants is for Snyder to sell the team?

  3. wryly says:
    Anyone else under the impression that what the league really wants is for Snyder to sell the team?
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    Even though I know a PS5 is worth $500, if I want one now, I have to pay $900 or more.

    If Bezos wants the WFT, he has the money. He should just make Snyder an offer he cannot refuse. 10B, and be done with it.

  4. kenmasters34 says:

    July 4, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    wryly says:
    Anyone else under the impression that what the league really wants is for Snyder to sell the team?
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    Even though I know a PS5 is worth $500, if I want one now, I have to pay $900 or more.

    If Bezos wants the WFT, he has the money. He should just make Snyder an offer he cannot refuse. 10B, and be done with it.

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    The reason he has the money is he doesnt make stupid offers like that. What your saying is to be an impatient child and somehow you prop that up because there are other impatient children…

  5. Sunday Swami says:
    July 4, 2021 at 8:10 p

    The reason he has the money is he doesnt make stupid offers like that. What your saying is to be an impatient child and somehow you prop that up because there are other impatient children…
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    Bezos has his money because he is a brilliant innovator and entrepreneur. He now has enough money to finance his own space flight, spend $10 billion on a NFL team, or do whatever else he wishes. Frugality had nothing to do with Bezos amassing his fortune.

  6. Sunday Swami says:
    The reason he has the money is he doesnt make stupid offers like that. What your saying is to be an impatient child and somehow you prop that up because there are other impatient children…
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    Then he wont get what he wants. The Richest man in America, cant have the WFT…. unless he is willing to pay.

    All the negative press hasnt gotten Dan Snyder any closer to selling. They actually backfired, since it allowed Snyder to get 100% ownership for pennies on the dollar. Now the teams value is lower, but the sale price is higher.

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