1. Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post
Bezos’ ties to Washington are apparent, as he owns the Washington Post. Why is that a problem? Well, the Post’s (laudable) reporting has contributed to Snyder reaching his breaking point in terms of exploring the sale of the team.
While countless outlets have covered Snyder’s slew of allegations over the years, the Post has led that charge. Whereas the NFL has refused to hold Snyder accountable (for obvious reasons), the Post hasn’t backed down. Would it surprise anyone if Snyder holds a grudge against the Washington Post? Absolutely not.
It’s no secret that Snyder detests Bezos. It’s a passionate hatred, too. The rules and regulations are above my pay grade, but knowing Snyder’s stubbornness and sketchy past, would you really put it past the Commanders owner to sell for less money if it means preventing Bezos from purchasing his team?
Again, it’s unclear how this relationship would impact a potential sale, but it’s a variable that, unfortunately, will get consideration. It’s as simple as this: Bezos owns the Washington Post, which has covered Snyder’s greatest missteps in great detail. Ipso facto, Snyder loathes the Post and, in turn, loathes Bezos.
Money has always been the bottom line with Snyder. Hopefully, that holds true here, because Bezos will give him the best offer. That much I’m sure of.