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NFL Owner Daniel Snyder Reportedly Makes Aggressive Move

  NFL Owner Daniel Snyder Reportedly Makes Aggressive Move Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder has gone on the offensive amidst the ongoing Congressional investigation into himself and his organization. Lawyers representing the Commanders have sent a nine-page letter to the House Oversight Committee highlighting the franchise's efforts Lawyers representing the Commanders have sent a nine-page letter to the House Oversight Committee highlighting the franchise's efforts to examine workplace practices under Snyder's watch, per reports from Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Daniel Snyder may be feeling his longtime ownership of the Washington Commanders slipping through his fingers, and the billionaire is said to be spreading a message to the rest of the NFL: You could be next.

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ESPN published a lengthy story from Don Van Natta Jr., Seth Wickersham and Tisha Thompson on Thursday about the alleged actions Snyder has been taking amid multiple investigations. According to more than 30 team owners, NFL executives and team executives, Snyder has been telling members of his inner circle that he has compiled “dirt” on several other powerful figures around the NFL, including commissioner Roger Goodell. The goal for Snyder is apparently to warn his peers that he will take them down with him if they try to push him out.

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Snyder reportedly told a close associate recently that he has gathered enough information to “blow up” Goodell, the league office and several of his fellow NFL owners. He also compared the NFL to a “mafia” and said “all the owners hate each other.” One owner refuted that and said “all the owners hate Dan.”

According to ESPN, Snyder has even gone as far as to hire private investigators to look into Goodell and other powerful NFL figures. One owner was told that Snyder “has dirt on Jerry Jones,” who has been a longtime friend and supporter of Snyder’s. A Commanders spokesperson told ESPN that any claims about Snyder hiring private investigative firms is “categorically false.”

It was suggested back in May that NFL owners could move to push Snyder out. They would do that either by pressuring him to sell or having 24 of 32 owners vote to remove him. There did not appear to be much support for that at the time, but a more recent report claimed Snyder is losing support among his peers.

NFL World Reacts To What Al Michaels Said About Dan Snyder

  NFL World Reacts To What Al Michaels Said About Dan Snyder Al Michaels has the NFL world buzzing on Thursday night. During the middle of the Commanders at Bears game on Amazon Prime, the longtime broadcaster brought up Washington owner Daniel Snyder. Snyder, who's owned the Washington NFL franchise for more than two decades, has come under serious criticism as of late, for several troubling allegations within the organization. Thursday morning, ESPN published a report, which claims that Snyder believes he has "dirt" on the NFL. Snyder does not want to sell the franchise, though many within the league are pushing for it, according to the report. Thursday night, Michaels made a telling comment.

Snyder and the Commanders have been at the center of multiple investigations, including the one into the team’s alleged workplace misconduct. That is the investigation that produced the infamous emails that led to Jon Gruden resigning as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. One theory is that Snyder leaked those emails as a warning shot for the rest of the NFL.

Snyder has also faced allegations of financial impropriety, which triggered a congressional investigation. Those claims have been vehemently denied by the organization.

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