NFL: No update or timeline on ongoing Daniel Snyder investigation

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On Tuesday, the NBA imposed a significant punishment on Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver. The NBA’s handling of the situation gave the NFL a lesson in transparency, as it relates to the past investigation of the Washington Commanders and owner Daniel Snyder.

But the NFL isn’t completely finished with Snyder, even if there isn’t much transparency about where things stand. A February roundtable hearing before the House Oversight Committee resulted in two new allegations against Snyder, prompting the decision to retain attorney Mary Joe White to investigate.

In a media conference call conducted on Wednesday, league spokesman Jeff Miller said that there is “no update or timeline at this point” regarding White’s investigation. Miller also said that Commissioner Roger Goodell will “have a discussion with Dan at the appropriate time.”

Time is the appropriate word on which to focus. Seven months have passed since the new allegations surfaced. How much time should it take to reach a conclusion?

Snyder’s status with the team continues to be vague. Congress continues to investigate the situation. At some point, White will need to reach a conclusion, and the league will need to make some decisions.

20 responses to “NFL: No update or timeline on ongoing Daniel Snyder investigation

  1. What does Dan Snyder have on Goodell?

    I mean, why is the media not investigating this angle? There has to be something to fire Jerry Richardson and not Dan Snyder.

    The NBA just suspended the Phoenix Suns owner. Why is Dan Snyder still an owner?

  2. In a media conference call conducted on Wednesday, league spokesman Jeff Miller said that there is “no update or timeline at this point” regarding White’s investigation. Miller also said that Commissioner Roger Goodell will “have a discussion with Dan at the appropriate time.”
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    The NFL has been wanting this to go away for a long time now, but people aren’t forgetting, and it might’ve gone away (like the Dallas peeping scandal) if they hadn’t blown the whole thing up by releasing ONLY the Gruden emails.

    The NFL owners want to let Danny Boy slide because they don’t want the same kind of scrutiny (and discipline). They just want to do what they want.

  3. Anyone else get the impression what the NFL would most like, is for Daniel Snyder to just sell the team and go away?

  4. I have always said the same thing touchback6 alluded to. How is it Jerry Richardson had to sell and he did 1/10th of what Snyder has been accused of? Get rid of him and let him sue. Remind him everything that Mary Jo White found in the initial investigation will be made public as will anything else the league decides to air. The league can also use the fact that precedence has been set through the Jerry Richardson forced sale. Whatever Danny has will not be permissible in court unless it is directly related to the reason for expulsion.

  5. touchback6 says:
    The NBA just suspended the Phoenix Suns owner. Why is Dan Snyder still an owner?
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    People can down-vote that comment all they like, but you raise a valid comparison.
    Of late, the NBA and even Major League Baseball have done a far better job than the NFL of taking quick and decisive action against owners and players that engage in high-profile and egregious behavior detrimental to their leagues.
    On the field, Daniel Snyder has fielded a mostly inferior product that tarnishes the reputation of a once-proud and formidable franchise. Off the field, his shameful actions, blatant hypocrisy and lack of leadership are both an embarrassment to “The Shield,” and a slap in the face to a supportive and loyal fan base that deserves far better.

  6. touchback6 says:
    September 14, 2022 at 12:01 pm
    What does Dan Snyder have on Goodell?

    I mean, why is the media not investigating this angle? There has to be something to fire Jerry Richardson and not Dan Snyder.

    The NBA just suspended the Phoenix Suns owner. Why is Dan Snyder still an owner?

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    My guess, and its only a guess, is that there are more instances if this stuff around the NFL and Goodell’s bosses, which does in fact include Snyder too, do not want precedents set. Goodell was probably told to bury it so it just went away, but thats been a bit challenging. They have tried waiting it out and that failed to work. They tried tossing out a distraction (releasing only the Gruden emails from all that), and that failed to work. So now they are back to trying to wait it out. Don’t expect anything during the season but they might try to slide something by after the Superbowl when they hope the media will be distrated enough, plus the off season is a great time to have stories age away. But whatever, the goal here is not to address the issue, its to get rid of it.

  7. What ever happened regarding the finance whistleblower who claimed Snyder held back/falsely reported revenue that was supposed to be shared with the other owners?

  8. dregonspengler says:
    September 14, 2022 at 12:44 pm
    Of late, the NBA and even Major League Baseball have done a far better job than the NFL of taking quick and decisive action against owners and players that engage in high-profile and egregious behavior detrimental to their leagues.
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    Absolutely true. However, we have to realize that the NFL understands that a certain portion of its fan base does not care about sexual assualt and harassment. The league does not want to alienate those people.

  9. I’m starting to wonder if the league is hoping Congress hits Snyder with something and they can use that to force him to sell. Then Roger can use the “we had no choice” explanation for kicking Snyder out.

  10. The main thing I’m interested in learning is whether or not Snyder was hiding money that he was supposed to distribute to other NFL owners. That seems to be the only way to get him kicked out.

  11. Jerry Richardson was NOT forced to sell.
    That is rewriting history.

    And this “investigation” has a expiration date.

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