4 key takeaways from latest revelations surrounding Commanders owner Dan Snyder

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Commanders owner Dan Snyder still thinks he's got upper hand

Even though his back's been against the wall for a considerable period of time, Dan Snyder clearly feels like he still has the upper hand. This has the scope to delay the Washington Commanders' sale approval to Josh Harris' ownership group, which was scheduled for July 20 but is now in doubt according to Nicki Jhabvala and Mark Maske from The Washington Post.

Snyder is not a forgiving man and feels outcast by the league despite his best efforts. But the reporter duo stated his reluctance to indemnify influential figures such as Roger Goodell and Jeff Pash against any sanctions or liabilities regarding the Jon Gruden case is the biggest stumbling block of this complex riddle.

"One person with knowledge of the negotiations between the NFL and Snyder’s attorneys said Wednesday that, while Snyder is not seeking for the league and the other owners to indemnify him against future legal liability, the complications relate to the willingness of Snyder and his family to indemnify the league and owners against liability related to the Gruden case. Snyder’s attorneys are arguing that Snyder should not be responsible for any legal liability stemming from the actions of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and league attorney Jeff Pash, the person familiar with the deliberations said."

Nicki Jhabvala and Mark Maske

Other NFL owners will side with Goodell - especially given Snyder's current predicament and the fact the Commissioner's kept any further revelations out of harm's way. But if they think delaying the sale vote will help persuade the billionaire to relinquish his last remaining ace, they might be out of luck.

Snyder is stubborn beyond measure and is not one to take being slighted lying down. Whether that's enough to jeopardize $6.05 billion is another matter entirely.