According to a new report from ESPN, embattled Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder — whose franchise has also been the subject of a congressional investigation this year — “instructed his law firms to look into owners and league executives.” When reached out to ESPN for comment on the story, Snyder’s attorneys denied the allegations as “categorically false.”
ESPN report claims Commaders owner Daniel Snyder has been trying to accumulate “dirt” on Roger Goodell and other NFL owners
For their investigative report, ESPN spoke to more than 30 owners, league and team executives, lawyers, and current and former Commanders employees.
“The fear of reprisal that Snyder has instilled in his franchise, poisoning it on the field and off, has expanded to some of his fellow owners. Multiple owners and league and team sources say they’ve been told that Snyder instructed his law firms to hire private investigators to look into other owners — and Goodell.” [via ESPN]
In the report, one source said that Snyder apparently views the NFL as a “mafia” because “all owners hate each other.” Another unnamed “veteran” NFL owner, however, disputed Snyder’s assertion: “That’s not true. All the owners hate Dan,” he said.
NFL fans react to a new report that Commanders owner Daniel Snyder has been compiling dirt on other NFL owners and executives
After the report was published, NFL fans took to Twitter to share either jokes or serious reactions about Snyder apparently being caught being an alleged supervillain once again.
Daniel Snyder when the NFL tries to take his franchise #NFLTwitter pic.twitter.com/EkHPAEttyv
— Prince (@realprinceblue3) October 13, 2022
Is there *anything* he can do to get kicked out?
At some point, it’ll be like “Today, the serial killer known as the Potomac Butcher was unmasked as Commanders owner Daniel Snyder. NFL owners met to discuss a response, but forcing a sale of the team is said to be off the table.”
— The D.C. Universe (@dcuniverse) October 13, 2022
Daniel Snyder thinks he’s the fuckin Joker!!
— Big Game James (@GeneralBK) October 13, 2022
Daniel Snyder to the rest of the league and Roger Goodell pic.twitter.com/JUCpHpUxGV
— Snowchainz (@blackboarder) October 13, 2022
“Does Daniel Snyder have friends?” wondered NBA on TNT personality Adam Lefkoe.
Does Daniel Snyder have friends?
— Adam Lefkoe (@AdamLefkoe) October 13, 2022
Daniel Snyder saying he has enough dirt on other NFL owners to “blow up the league” pic.twitter.com/b7ebkDC7So
— palmer (@dpalm34) October 13, 2022
How I grew up, nobody ever liked a snitch!! You do your dirt and hold that L if it comes to it.
Daniel Snyder is exhibiting behavior that’s called “Breaking the code” #NFL #DanielSnyder #Commanders 🐀
— Earl Da Pearl (@EarldaPearl216) October 13, 2022
“So is Daniel Snyder an evil genius or is he the Mike Lindell of the NFL,” said this Twitter user.
so is Daniel Snyder an evil genius or is he the Mike Lindell of the NFL https://t.co/wAoBxK43OV
— Grant Bilse (@WiscoGrant) October 13, 2022
Daniel Snyder makes me hope that there is indeed a hell, because Satan gonna have his ass on a rotisserie slow-cooking for what he’s done and the people he has wronged by his greed, hubris and arrogance. Not that the other owners are innocent by any means https://t.co/phbGcWtbrr
— coletamarri ☭ (@coletamarri) October 13, 2022
This Daniel Snyder stuff isn’t breaking news to me. I’ve been saying this for years. The reason he wasn’t being kicked out of league ownership is cause he knows all of the NFL’s dirty little secrets. Now that he’s threatening to expose other owners will that change? We’ll see.
— Henry Lake (@lakeshow73) October 13, 2022
who Daniel Snyder who he
thinks he is actually is pic.twitter.com/veAhKKNsk1
— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) October 13, 2022
The NFL owners when they see Daniel Snyder at Tuesday’s League meeting pic.twitter.com/Zx61FkDBmN
— UDDA (@UDDA_WINNER) October 13, 2022
I would literally beat the shit of Daniel Snyder if I ever had the chance lol
— PoeticGenius916 (@CMont916) October 13, 2022
Given reports from earlier this year that the NFL and its owners are looking for a way to force Snyder out, this bombshell story will likely only accelerate whatever plans the league has got cooking in order to do so.
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