Dan Snyder is ready to take down Jerry Jones and other NFL owners if they force him to sell the Commanders.
On Thursday, ESPN released a bombshell report claiming that Snyder had been privately tracking other owners and is threatening to expose them if they attempt to remove him as owner.
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*Snyder has said his dirt on Goodell/owners from PIs could “blow up” NFL. “They can’t f— with me.”
*He’s “lost Jerry” Jones
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he tells members of his inner circle about the dirt he has accumulated on fellow owners, coaches, executives, even his own employees — all the stuff he’s learned from other sources, including private investigative firms. He never says exactly what he knows, only that in his 23 years as owner of the Washington Commanders, he knows a lot. And that in the zero-sum world of billionaires, this is how you survive. Snyder recently told a close associate that he has gathered enough secrets to “blow up” several NFL owners, the league office and even commissioner Roger Goodell.
“They can’t f— with me,” he has said privately.
According to the report, Snyder told one owner that he has a full file of dirt on Jerry Jones.
One owner was told by Snyder directly that he “has dirt on Jerry Jones,” a team source told ESPN, though the nature of the information was unclear. Another source confirmed that Snyder has told a confidant that he has “a file” on Jones, the Dallas Cowboys owner who has served as Snyder’s friend, mentor and longtime firewall of support.
The report goes on to say that Jones had recently told people close to him that he “might not be able” to protect Snyder any longer.
Snyder’s fears might not be totally unfounded. Jerry Jones recently told confidants that he “might not be able” to protect Snyder any longer. Snyder has also “badmouthed” Jones, telling an owner recently, “he’s only out to get in your pocket. He’ll sell you down the river. You can’t trust him,” a senior executive close to the owner said. “Snyder’s already lost Jerry,” the source added.
It’s kind of wild that just last week Snyder was seen chatting with Jones during the Commanders-Cowboys game.