The Commanders Are In A Back-And-Forth About Newly Reported Sale Details

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The Saga of the Washington Commanders and their potential sale by owner Daniel Snyder is the story that keeps on giving.

Whether it’s stories about Jeff Bezos’s interest in buying the team, or NFL owners considering making Dan Snyder sell the franchise, there’s something every day.

Friday was especially eventful. Front Office Sports had a new report out about things they think are going on in the potential sale.

Here is an excerpt.

Sources told Front Office Sports that there are multiple factors as to why the process that just a week ago seemed to be coming to a crescendo has stalled. One source laid out the biggest: Jeff Bezos.

The will-he-or-won’t-he intrigue over when — or even if — the Amazon founder will make a move had led to some paralysis among the others interested in acquiring the Commanders, which have been on the market since November.

One barrier to Bezos — Snyder’s reluctance to sell to him — would be removed if the owners make a clear signal that they’re serious about removal, another source said. It will take 24 owners to agree on removal, something that’s never happened in league history.

According to Pro Football Talk, the Commanders emailed out a statement just before midnight to the press.

“Front Office Sports tonight posted a blatantly false report regarding the ongoing process involving a potential Commanders transaction,” the team said in a statement distributed by email at 10:31 p.m. ET. “The team will continue its efforts to protect the confidentiality and integrity of its process. Upon the conclusion of the process, the position of the Commanders will be announced by the team. Transactions of this nature are highly confidential, and few people are involved in the inner workings. As such, anonymously sourced stories purporting to be factual should not be believed.”

Ah yes. Nothing that Dan Snyder is in control over can be well-run, it seems.