Commanders News: Dan Snyder, Sam Howell, Hall of Fame and blackmail

Dan Snyder speaks during the
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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines with outgoing owner Dan Snyder not done disgracing the franchise just yet?

We are now seven days away from the scheduled vote to officially approve the $6.05 billion sale of the Washington Commanders to Josh Harris and his new ownership group. However, considering recent regional and national media revelations, there could be a few twists and turns to come.

That said, among the stories causing debate recently include former Commanders up for Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement, Sam Howell's leash, Dan Snyder threatening to hold up the vote, and an alleged PowerPoint devised to blackmail the league and keep the outgoing owner from receiving repercussions regarding a series of concerning issues.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Former Commanders up for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Joe Jacoby - a three-time Super Bowl champion and member of the famous Hogs' offensive line - is one of several former Washington Commanders up for prestigious positions of football immortality in Canton, Ohio. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has eluded the two-time All-Pro so far, but the fact he's still under consideration is a testament to how big of an impact he made on one of the most excellent protection units in NFL history.

Wide receiver Harry Ellard and running back Larry Brown were other ex-players who made the semi-final. Some high-profile former Commanders coaches also made the list including Marty Schottenheimer and Mike Shanahan among two others - Clark Shaughnessy and Frank "Bucko" Kilroy.

Hopefully, there will be something to celebrate for one or two associated with the franchise in 2024. Because they are all deeply deserving of such an honor.