New report suggests Daniel Snyder possibly won’t sell the Commanders

Ever since Commanders owner Daniel Snyder announced that he was looking into selling the team, some have wondered if it was a ruse, a ploy, an attempt to buy time. To take the heat away from the proverbial hot kitchen.

Those who thought so might understand something.

Just one day after Washington Post reported that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has hired an investment firm to look into a potential bid for the team. New York Post published an article suggesting that Snyder may not be selling the team at all.

This is not a headline. But it’s an unmistakable conclusion new report arguing that the team’s best bids were “far short of” the $6 billion cutoff, and that Snyder “stripped” Bezos out of bidding for the team.

And the main body of the article finally concludes the thought by noting that Snyder may decide to keep the team given that he didn’t get the offer he wanted.

“He’s an ass and probably won’t want to give up,” said an unnamed source who was “closely watching the sale.” New York Post.

Team bidding messages were all over the place. In December, Forbes reported that Snyder had received several $7 billion “far north” offers. Washington Post then revealed that initial declarations of interest had come in with a maximum bid of $6.3 billion. Now New York Post says the figure is “far short” of $6 billion.

And why doesn’t Snyder want Bezos to bid if Bezos could potentially give Snyder what he wants?

What Snyder might want is an excuse not to sell. He may then provoke a possible fight with his business associates over whether he should be fired. Snyder might be ready to welcome this fight.

In the middle of it all are long-suffering fans who just want Snyder gone. Maybe it’s time for them to come out loud to ensure Snyder doesn’t do what New York Post the clause suggests what he might do.

And it may be time for the league to tell Mary Jo White to end her investigation into Snyder and the team, which appears to have been mothballed ever since Snyder said he planned to sell the team.


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