Ever since Commanders owner Daniel Snyder announced he was exploring the possibility of selling the team, some have wondered if it was a ruse, a ruse, an attempt to buy time. To take the heat out of the proverbial hot kitchen.
Those who thought so might be onto something.
Just one day after Washington Post reported that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has hired an investment firm to investigate a possible bid for the team New York Post has published an entry suggesting that Snyder may not be selling the team at all.
It’s not the head. But it is the undeniable conclusion of the new report, which claims that the highest bids to buy the team fell “well below” the $6 billion limit, and that Bezos is “banked” by Snyder to bid on the team. offer.
And the body of the article ends up finishing the thought, pointing out that Snyder might decide to keep the team since he didn’t get the offer he wants.
“He’s an asshole and he might not want to give it up,” an unnamed source who closely monitored the sale told me. New York Post.
Reports on bids for the team have been all over the place. Forbes reported in December that Snyder has received multiple bids “far north” of $7 billion. The Washington Post went on to report that initial letters of interest came in with a maximum bid of $6.3 billion. Now the New York Post says the number fell “well below $6 billion.”
And why wouldn’t Snyder want Bezos in the bidding, if Bezos could possibly give Snyder what he wants?
What Snyder may want is a pretext not to sell. What he can then provoke is a possible fight with his business associates over whether he should be impeached. Snyder may be willing to welcome that fight.
Caught in the middle of it all is a long-suffering fan base that just wants Snyder gone. Maybe it’s time for them to raise their voices to make sure Snyder doesn’t do what the New York Post item suggests he might do.
And maybe it’s time for the league to tell Mary Jo White to finish her investigation into Snyder and the team, which seems to have been mothballed since Snyder said he was planning to sell the team.
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