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(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images) Josh Harris
(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images) Josh Harris /
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(Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) Josh Harris /

Positive update on Commanders sale

It seems as if Josh Harris‘ ownership group is in the final stages before their purchase of the Washington Commanders from Dan Snyder is officially confirmed. The $6.05 billion deal is an NFL record and marks the end of what turned out to be a disastrous spell in charge for the disgraced figure spanning more than two decades.

A.J. Perez of Front Office Sports provided another positive report recently stating that the Harris group bid was being treated as final. The writer – who’s been at the forefront of developments throughout – provided fans with a timeline of what occur next before the long-awaited league approval becomes public knowledge.

"“Sources told Front Office Sports that Harris’ bid is being treated as if the sale agreement were final. When a new ownership agreement is submitted, league staffers — sometimes with the help of an outside firm — conduct financial and criminal background checks of the would-be controlling owner and any limited partners. According to sources, the review is expected to conclude ahead of a regularly scheduled meeting of the NFL finance committee on May 10. Minus any setbacks, a full ownership vote could be scheduled at that time for the next NFL owners meeting in Minnesota on May 22.”"

Some obviously remain somewhat skeptical considering how difficult Snyder can be. But it looks like we are now firmly in the endgame before a new era begins for the Commanders.

Harris has proven credentials when it comes to successfully running sports franchises. The same applies to Magic Johnson, a small stakeholder who should provide the charisma, accountability, and leadership that was sorely missing under Snyder.

Everything is going smoothly, which will be music to every Commanders fan.