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NFL Owners Reportedly ‘Counting Votes’ to Oust Dan Snyder

  • Repeated controversies have reportedly led owners to see if there are enough votes to remove Snyder.
  • Snyder's alleged misconduct is currently under review by Congress and an outside NFL investigation.
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Dan Snyder’s turbulent tenure as owner of the Washington Commanders could soon be over, although sources told Front Office Sports that a move to oust Snyder doesn’t appear to be imminent. 

It takes 24 of the league’s 32 owners to remove a fellow owner, the same 75% threshold needed to approve the purchase of a franchise. Owners are “counting votes” to see if there’s enough among the 31 other franchises to push Snyder out, USA Today reported over the weekend. 

“They haven’t created a great record yet to oust Snyder,” a source told FOS.

One ownership source told FOS there’s unlikely to be a vote before an ongoing outside investigation into the latest allegations against Snyder and the Commanders, headed by former SEC chair Mary Jo White, is completed. 

From his reluctance to change the team’s original name to the allegations of harassment leveled by several women who worked for the team, Snyder has faced increased scrutiny over the last several months. 

  • The House Oversight Committee began an investigation of the Commanders in October, an inquiry that initially centered on hostile workplace claims. 
  • Former Commanders cheerleader and marketing manager Tiffani Johnston testified to the committee that Snyder placed his hand on her thigh under a table at a networking event.
  • That committee’s investigation expanded to include allegations of financial improprieties

Big Purchase Amid Investigations

Regardless of what ultimately happens with Snyder, the Commanders reportedly paid more than $100 million for about 200 acres of land in Woodbridge, Virginia, recently, a possible new stadium site.

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