Outgoing Commanders owner Dan Snyder's final demand
Dan Snyder has reportedly come to an arrangement with the NFL in order for the Washington Commanders sale to get formal approval on July 20. This ends his long, disastrous association with the league and will be followed by joyous scenes across the D.C. area throughout the weekend's festivities.
The billionaire threatened to hold up the sale last week according to Nicki Jhabvala and Mark Maske from The Washington Post. This centered on the Jon Gruden email leaks and the indemnification on both sides.
According to Sportico via Yahoo Sports, Snyder wanted no further financial ramifications coming his way to indemnify influential figures such as Roger Goodell and Jeff Pash. If this has been granted as expected, then the league will be picking up the tab.
"Commanders owner Daniel Snyder is demanding the league indemnify him and the Commanders’ limited partners from payments the league could be obligated to make to Jon Gruden should it be held liable in the former Raiders coach’s lawsuit or if it reaches a settlement with Gruden. Like with the NFL’s $790 million settlement to end a lawsuit over the Rams’ relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles, each owner would likely share a portion of the cost to pay Gruden to drop his claims."- Sportico via Yahoo Sports
Snyder is getting out of this relatively free and clear depending on what emerges from the Mary Jo White report. He's also making a significant profit after being the franchise for $800 million, but it's his torrid legacy of incompetence that will hurt more than anything else.