The Washington Football Team lost to the Green Bay Packers 24-10 this weekend. With that defeat, they moved to 2-5 on the year. After last season’s seemingly promising turnaround, they appear to have reverted to their old selves.
Beyond just struggling on the football field, issues have continued to follow the WFT off it as well.
A few weeks back, Jon Gruden was ousted from his post as the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach over a series of leaked emails that were racist, misogynistic and homophobic in nature. How did those messages get out to begin with? They were uncovered as part of a league-wide investigation into the Washington Football Team’s workplace culture.
This week, a report surfaced that WFT owner Dan Snyder was being forced to sell the team – and that the person he’d be offloading the franchise to was none other than Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Just talked to Jon Gruden at MGM, per him Dan Snyder is being pressured to sell the team by other owners around the league. Gruden says Jeff Bezos is nearing a deal to buy the team for $5.8 billion. Expect talks to speed up over the next week. Snyder should be out by week 8.
— Rich Borgus (@BorgusRich) October 22, 2021
The veracity of this report is up in the air, but obviously this isn’t the first time Bezos has been linked to possible NFL ownership.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports previously noted that Bezos had “interest in purchasing an NFL team and has become close with several current owners.”
What that ultimately means for his ability to take over the Washington Football Team remains to be seen, though.
Yikes Tony Romo.https://t.co/EfsWqCySRJ
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 25, 2021
This isn’t the first time reports have suggested that Snyder’s ouster was imminent. It has happened before, only to ultimately fail to actually come to fruition.
It is something of an open secret that WFT head coach Ron Rivera is no big fan of Snyder’s, so it’s unlikely he’d shed too many tears in the event of an ownership change. That said, based on everything we’ve seen thus far – it’s hard to see anything actually happening on this front until the moment it actually does.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.