Last week, the chair of the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Carolyn Maloney, said she would subpoena Commanders owner Daniel Snyder to testify this week. This will be difficult to do if the summons cannot be served.
Snyder, according to a committee spokesman, refused to accept the subpoena.
Here is the full comment from Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com: “Mr. snyder still refused to accept service Committee agenda. While the Committee has been and remains willing to consider reasonable accommodations requested by witnesses, we will not tolerate attempts to evade the service of a duly authorized subpoena to obtain special treatment not afforded to other witnesses who testified in this case. The Committee will not refrain from taking Mr. Snyder’s testimony, and we remain committed to providing transparency on the toxic workplace culture at Washington Commanders and the NFL’s inadequate response.”
Snyder is only making life harder for himself. He had to volunteer to testify. He must accept service. The harder he tries to push with his heels, the more determined the Committee will be to pull out his kneecaps.
And they will. He will be called to court. He will have to testify. Unless he decides to stick his nose at the Committee and accept the consequences.
If he testifies, he will have to decide whether to answer questions truthfully, tell the truth in response to one or more questions, or invoke the Fifth Amendment.
Whatever the case, the process continues to generate more and more drama, and Snyder has only himself to blame.