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Red Sox Owner ‘Wants NFL Team,’ Could Buy Commanders

  • Fenway Sports Group owner John Henry is a possible contender to bid for the Washington Commanders, according to the New York Post.
  • FSG is exploring a sale of Liverpool FC.
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The list of potential bidders for the Washington Commanders is getting longer.

Fenway Sports Group owner John Henry is a possible contender for the NFL team, according to the New York Post, after current owner Dan Snyder hired Bank of America earlier this month to explore a sale of the team.

Henry’s name is thrown in the mix as Fenway Sports Group explores a sale of Liverpool FC, which could reportedly fetch up to $5 billion.

  • Forbes last valued Liverpool at $4.45 billion
  • The Post reported that Henry could already have a deal with an “unnamed Qatar-based investor.”
  • FSG is an owner of the Boston Red Sox, Roush Racing, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

“This may be a precursor to him buying the Commanders,” a Post source said. “John wants to own an NFL team.”

The Commanders could reportedly go for anywhere from $5.6 billion — Forbes’ most recent valuation — to $8 billion

Henry would face an expected bid from Jeff Bezos — whose estimated net worth is $127.2 billion — rapper Jay-Z, and actor Matthew McConaughey. 

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has also expressed interest in being an owner.

Investigation Announcement

On Thursday, the office of District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine said it filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Snyder, the Commanders, the NFL, and commissioner Roger Goodell for colluding to mislead customers about a workplace misconduct investigation in an effort to retain revenue.

The defendants “could face millions of dollars in penalties.”

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