Another damning report from ESPN has been released detailing Dan Snyder hiring private investigators to look into Commissioner Roger Goodell and the rest of the National Football League, and believing he now has enough secrets to “blow up” several NFL team owners.
Snyder is embroiled in an ongoing scandal regarding alleged sexual harassment and hostile workplace accusations against himself and the Washington Commanders, and it has been reported that other NFL owners want him to be forced to sell the team. The ESPN reports details how Snyder is now determined to fight to keep his franchise, and would ensure there are “multiple” casualties” if the Commanders are taken him from:
This news emerges as NFL owners plan to meet next week to call for the removal of Snyder, according to the report. There are 32 NFL franchises and it would take 24 owners to get Snyder to sell his team.
Sources say the NFL is aware that Snyder has been tracking owners, including Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones. According to the report, “none of the owners or sources would reveal how they learned of Snyder’s alleged effort to use private investigators. It’s also unclear how many owners are said to have been targeted, though sources say they believe it’s at least six.”
The report says one owner was told by Snyder that he “has dirt on Jerry Jones” and another source confirmed that Snyder has “a file” on Jones.
A Commanders spokesperson denied that Synder hired private investigators.
“This is categorically false,” John Brownlee and Stuart Nash, partners at Holland & Knight told ESPN. “He has no ‘dossiers’ compiled on any owners.”