Commanders owner Daniel Snyder disagrees with a statement that he refused to appear before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee to testify.
A spokesman for Snyder issued a statement on Monday evening.
“Mr. Snyder did not refuse to appear to testify,” the statement explained. “The committee proposed only one date, June 30, and Mr. Snyder’s lawyer is out of the country and unavailable on that day. Mr. Snyder’s lawyer provided the Committee with alternative dates and hopes to find a way for Mr. Snyder to cooperate further and resolve remaining due process issues.”
On Monday, the Oversight Committee said not that Snyder refused to appear, but that he refused to accept the subpoena.
Whether it’s semantics or something more substantial, it doesn’t matter. Collaboration has a special appearance. And the Committee doesn’t think Snyder is cooperating.
Snyder busy? Yes. But everyone is busy. The question is whether a certain business is a priority, and if so, to what extent. Snyder did nothing to give the impression that he was prioritizing his appearance before the Committee. Let’s see if that changes.