For years, many people around the NFL have complained about what seems like a toxic work culture in the Washington Commander’s organization, and that toxic culture appears to flow from owner Dan Snyder.
But a group led by Josh Harris, an entrepreneur native to the Washington, D.C. area, has reached a preliminary agreement to buy the Commanders from Snyder, and people across the region are excited that maybe it could start a new era. Team.
Former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III said that if the sale goes through, it will “help remove a dark cloud from the organization.”
“I think it will help remove a dark cloud from the organization. Allow the players, coaches and everyone involved to just focus on trying to win football games.”
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Snyder initially became the team’s owner in 1999 when he purchased them following the death of their previous owner, Jack Kent Cooke.
Under Cook’s leadership, the team, then known as the Redskins, won three Super Bowls in the late 1980s and early 1990s and was considered a major NFL franchise, if not a dominant one.
But with Snyder, they’ve made the playoffs just six times and fallen into long-term mediocrity.
Of course, the main complaint about Snyder has been alleged incidents of bullying and intimidation, including multiple allegations of sexual assault.
It’s a toxic culture of bigotry throughout the league, which most recently came to light after the Jon Gruden incident with Las Vegas Raiders and former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores alleging racial discrimination.
Harris is already part of the groups that own the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, and although he has reached a preliminary agreement, it is a non-exclusive one, meaning that no other person or group can make another offer. Can swoop in with.
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