Roger Goodell: “I don’t have the authority to remove” Daniel Snyder (but Goodell has the power to start the process)

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During Wednesday’s hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Reform, Commissioner Roger Goodell was pressed aggressively by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) regarding whether ultimate action will be taken against Commanders owner Daniel Snyder.

She asked Goodell, point blank, whether he would remove Snyder as an owner.

“I don’t have the authority to remove him,” Goodell said.

He may not have the authority to remove Snyder, but Goodell has the power to recommend that Snyder be removed. Goodell has the power to activate processes that could result in removal.

That’s the question that should have been asked. Not will you remove him. Will you initiate the procedure contained in the Constitution & Bylaws to remove him?

If Goodell hasn’t by now, it’s hard to imagine when he will.

23 responses to “Roger Goodell: “I don’t have the authority to remove” Daniel Snyder (but Goodell has the power to start the process)

  1. So then who has the authority to remove Mark Davis, as the league considered in 2014?

  2. If he’s willing to go to the mat for Snyder after all this, I can only imagine what Jerry Richardson really did to get booted from the club.

  3. I doubt he’d initiate the process until there were enough owners to go along with it.

  4. The owners don’t want to set that precedence for their own protection down the road. What private info does Dan have on the other owners private lives an business he can dump in a payback tell all book? I’m sure the league would like him to go away but don’t want the fight to get rid of him.

  5. Snyder doesn’t need you to hand him the shovel Congress, he’s already dug his own grave.

    Now get back to work on trying to pull the wool over our wide open eyes. Yes, we’re talking to you NFL and U.S. government.

  6. If I was Snyder, I would make it clear that under No Circumstance will he sell the Team to Jeff Bezos.

  7. Snyder has to go. For the good of the Washington Franchise and for the good of the game if he takes others down with him so be it

  8. He also doesn’t have the power to move franchises around but he actively participated in the Rams to be taken from St. Louis. Now the 2nd largest TV market has won a super bowl and has no salary cap. You make the call.

  9. Someone really wants Bezos to acquire the DC Football Team with the “correct” political agenda.!

  10. Snyders fate is in the hands of WFT fans… they need to do a full on boycott until he is forced to sell.

  11. I don’t recall Jerry Richardson voluntarily selling the Panthers. We’re not stupid Roger.

  12. Jerry Richardson didn’t get booted from the club. He decided to sell the team. Did he possibly get pressured or something to that matter? Maybe but he didn’t have to sell the team. The owners never voted him out. To my knowledge and someone can correct me if I’m wrong but no owner has been forced out.

  13. drobertson says:
    June 22, 2022 at 6:46 pm
    That is soooo Congress, not knowing what questions to ask.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if half of the representatives on the committee think they’re talking to the commissioner of a soccer league.

  14. Goodell says he can’t do anything with the owners but they are sometimes worse and more embarrassing for the Shield than the players that he suspended but yet he says he has to protect the Shield. He is so much of joke.

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