NFL has no comment on Dan Snyder’s aggressive letter to Congress, no update on pending investigation

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On Wednesday, Commanders owner Daniel Snyder commissioned the submission of a strongly-worded letter to the U.S. House Oversight Committee. The nine-page letter adopts an aggressive and hostile tone, calling the ongoing Congressional investigation a “politically inspired hatchet job.”

The letter apparently was inspired by the fact that the probe is close to ending, with a full report coming. That report undoubtedly won’t be flattering to Snyder. And so Snyder, through his lawyers, is attacking before he can be attacked.

The NFL, not surprisingly, has no comment on the letter. Maybe it should. Snyder’s effort to avoid all blame and to proclaim his innocence, as articulated in the letter, conflicts with the NFL’s broad findings from July 1, 2021.

The NFL also has no update regarding the ongoing follow-up investigation being conducted by Mary Jo White. That work was sparked by claims made publicly by Tiffani Johnston at a Congressional roundtable hearing in February.

The letter and the looming conclusion to the Congressional probe come at a time when votes are being counted privately regarding whether Snyder could be forced out as owner of the team. To the extent that Snyder needs nine “no” votes to remain in place, it could be that the intended audience of the nine-page letter are those owners who may be on the fence about slamming the door to Club Oligarch in Snyder’ face.

38 responses to “NFL has no comment on Dan Snyder’s aggressive letter to Congress, no update on pending investigation

  1. Snyder can manipulate the NFL BUT congress will chew him up and spit him out!!!

  2. Congress deserved the aggressive letter. Its congress. They work for the people, not against the people. And they shouldn’t even be involved in this. Someone needs to put them in their place. Well done Dan.

  3. The NFL would be fine with Snyder being gone – and they are fine with Congress doing some of the heavy lifting on that front for them.

  4. Oh, they have a comment.

    They’re just not going to disclose it to the masses.

  5. The fact that Snyder’s letter “conflicts” with the “broad findings of the NFL” is neither here nor there. Unless, of course, you will swallow whatever “the NFL” deigns to proclaim………………..

  6. Dan Snyder is the most despicable owner in all of professional sports. Paying a lawyer to write a “strongly worded letter” to Congress doesn’t change that undeniable fact.

  7. Of course, they have no comment. There’s a reason why Snyder feels emboldened to send such a letter.

    The media needs to ask why is Dan Snyder so emboldened by Goodell. In no other business in America where you have a publicly traded company, for example, would you see such overt thumbing of one’s nose towards the customer like this.

    Snyder is almost begging to be fired so to speak OR he’s emboldended by Goodell.

    Why would you fire Jerry Richardson or even Gruden, but protect Dan Synder. What is Goodell personally involved with regarding Dan Snyder’s business activities?

    Why does the media just sit there? Go investigate this. Do actual work and investigate WHY this is happening.

  8. jonathankrobinson424 says:

    October 6, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Snyder can manipulate the NFL BUT congress will chew him up and spit him out!!!

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    Are you serious? Congress gets almost nothing right.

  9. The NFL has already given The Danny his golden parachute by allowing him to buy out the other owners. The Danny will get a huge return on his investment if he chose to sell. But NOOOOO! He won’t sell until he is “forced” out by the other owners. This way, The Danny will come out looking good in his salacious tell all documentary, which will be produced with the intention of making a profit. Genius marketing move by Mr. Daniel Marc Snyder.

  10. Outside of having a “bad word” team name that society decided in 2020 was unacceptable. What did Snyder do?

  11. As I suggested before Danny should release everyone from their NDA’s so they can testify on his behalf. That will prove your innocence once and for all right Danny-boy?

  12. Congress deserved the aggressive letter. Its congress. They work for the people, not against the people. And they shouldn’t even be involved in this. Someone needs to put them in their place. Well done Dan.

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    I concur.

  13. Honestly – short of moving a team to another city – can we name a single owner that has absolutely destroyed a NFL team from within as effectively as Dan Snyder? This team is a laughing stock – only the joke isn’t funny anymore.

  14. “Congress deserved the aggressive letter. Its congress. They work for the people, not against the people. And they shouldn’t even be involved in this. Someone needs to put them in their place. Well done Dan”

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    Exactly… They work FOR THE PEOPLE, and they are working for the people that Dan has harassed, manipulated, and coerced over the course of 25 years because he has money. Not to mention the poor fans of that franchise that was once one of the best in the league.

  15. This doesn’t excuse the workplace misconduct but …

    If the misconduct cannot be proven the likely result will be Snyder retaining control of the team and instituting reform within the workplace. If that reform has already started I’m inclined to agree about this being politically motivated. If we remove the congressional hearing and look at this solely within the lens of workplace misconduct, the two things people would be clamoring for are 1) fire the CEO and 2) demand reform. Both of which have already been done. In short, what’s left for Congress to accomplish here?

  16. He’s NOT wrong.

    None of the alleged wrongdoings were actually committed by Dan Snyder, but by his staff that he FIRED. Owners like Jerry Richardson, Donald Sterling and Robert Sarver were all pushed out for their personal behaviour and not because something happened under their watch. HUGE difference.

  17. onebillioncigarettes says:
    October 6, 2022 at 10:41 am
    jonathankrobinson424 says:

    October 6, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Snyder can manipulate the NFL BUT congress will chew him up and spit him out!!!

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    Not to say that Snyder is blameless, but to have congress call him out is the pot calling the kettle black.

    Congress has absolutely no place in calling out any private enterprise. Congress is probably the worst run entity in the United States.

    Congress shouldn’t be chewing anyone out.

  18. What exactly did Dan Snyder ever do for Washington fans? It’s been nothing but one terrible decision after the next mixed with controversy at every turn.

    The fans should stop supporting this fool and help congress and the NFL to get him out of there.

    It’s not a witch hunt… He’s a bad guy and worse owner.

  19. akira0724 says:
    October 6, 2022 at 11:25 am
    He’s NOT wrong.

    None of the alleged wrongdoings were actually committed by Dan Snyder, but by his staff that he FIRED. Owners like Jerry Richardson, Donald Sterling and Robert Sarver were all pushed out for their personal behaviour and not because something happened under their watch. HUGE difference.

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    So the argument in support of Snyder is that his behavior wasn’t as bad as Donald Sterling? lol

  20. Guessing that there are nine owners (such as Jerry, Ross, Son of Al, Haslam) that would be next to be voted out for behavior/ just want out of the league and need danny to provide one of those nine votes to stay an owner. The only way danny goes is if he leaves on his own accord like Richardson. And no way does a sponsor want to make a stand (so far absolutely none have said a word about serial molester Watson) and lose access to the only TV advertising market that is not nose diving into oblivion.

  21. When you corner a rat, this is what happens. Sooner or later this clown will be dispatched and hopefully the franchise can return to sunnier days.

  22. I’m sure he has been building close connections in DC ever since he bought the team. It is not over yet.

  23. For the people who claim that Congress has better things to do: Sexual harassment and assault in the workplace is major problem in this country. There is an ongoing scandal right now in the National Women’s Soccer League. Nassar’s victims have never been compensated. Watson’s victims were degraded as money grabbers.

    Way too many men, and some women, excuse sexual assualt and harassment as something that “just happens” and believe that women should “just live with it”. It is up to our lawmakers to protect the victims and pass legislation to prevent such vile misconduct.

  24. Exactly… They work FOR THE PEOPLE
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    If by “people”.. you mean.. their self interests, and campaign contributors………..

  25. Exactly when in the history of the US congress has a “strongly worded letter” influenced the legislative or investigative process?

  26. Snyder is a victim, and it’s a 100% a political hit job attempting to force him out, so that Bezos can finally get a shot at owning a team!!

  27. We are in a recession, Florida is still picking up the pieces from Ian, OPEC is cutting production so fuel prices are about to skyrocket again. But sure lets get the government to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to probe a jerk. Makes no sense to me but, I am just one of the idiots that keeps electing these people! What do I know?!?!

  28. Snyder has done nothing for Washington or its fanbase. He’s hoping to hold on long enough to get DC to build him a stadium. Then he can extract every penny possible out of the sale of the team.

  29. jsw99 says:
    October 6, 2022 at 1:12 pm
    We are in a recession, Florida is still picking up the pieces from Ian, OPEC is cutting production so fuel prices are about to skyrocket again. But sure lets get the government to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to probe a jerk.
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    Economic conditions are cyclical. Nevertheless, the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates and Congress has already passed legislation to fight inflation. Florida is receiving more federal aid than in any other disaster in American history. The federal government has no control over OPEC.

  30. The only way Snotty…err…Snyder is going to be out as an NFL owner is if the fans LEAGUE-WIDE start a petition to force him to sell and then get backing from the league. It’s time we collectively put our foot down and let this guy go mingle with the Phoenix Suns owner (soon to be former).

  31. Okay, Dan. You’ve got Davis,, Jones, Kraft, and Ross. You only need five more sad sacks to keep the team.

  32. Why should the NFL comment, when there are plenty of us out here with all the answers?

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