A new report gives Commanders fans hope.
Pro football talk reported late Thursday that a sale of the Washington Commanders was “imminent,” adding that owner Dan Snyder and co-CEO Tanya Snyder had vacated their offices at the team’s Ashburn headquarters.
The Snyders, the report said, left the facility in December ahead of the sale. Last year, Dan Snyder listed London as his primary residence when filling out an overseas form for one of his businesses.
“Within the building, the word ‘immediate’ is used in reference to a potential sale,” wrote Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
If Snyder reaches an agreement soon, the deal is expected to be approved at the NFL’s owners’ meetings in late March — which has long been the target date for the sale to close. Each new owner would have to get 24 votes from other owners.
Pro Football Talk’s report made no mention of who will buy the team. Josh Harris, Tilman Fertitta and Jeff Bezos are among the candidates linked to the Commanders. Fertitta has reportedly made an offer of just over $5.5 billion, while Harris tours the facility and recently partnered with Maryland-based billionaire Mitchell Rales. Bezos was reportedly blocked from making an offer, though the New York Post reported that he recently signed a non-disclosure agreement — which could indicate he could eventually be a suitor.
A team spokesman declined to comment.
Commanders announced in November that the Snyders had hired an investment bank to review “potential transactions” by the team, including a potential sale. The decision to explore the possibility came after a series of controversies involving Snyder and the commanders’ workplace.
Regardless, Thursday’s report prompted a slew of tweets from Washington fans who were excited about the news:
IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING https://t.co/r7w3h3RNcX
— Commander Chop (@CommanderChop) March 17, 2023
— Ron Burgundy & Gold (@RBG_DMC73) March 17, 2023
Snyder is out!!!
Snyder is out!!! pic.twitter.com/N9tyqW5CR8
— Tony Tas Lucas (@tonytaslucas) March 17, 2023
Please @1067thefan You’ll all have to plan a HUGE party to celebrate the sale of Snyder when the time finally comes. The entire DMV would turn out. light up @EBJunkies @JunksRadio @granthpaulsen @funnydanny @JPFinlayNBCS @BMitchliveNBCS https://t.co/uSg5VTh3eO
— Tom Manatos (@TomManatos) March 17, 2023
PLAN THE PARADE pic.twitter.com/oBiSybRCsh
— Michael Marzzacco (@Marswaggo) March 17, 2023
Source : www.washingtontimes.com