Commanders News: Sale bump, Sam Howell, Emmanuel Forbes and Quan Martin
By Dean Jones
Commanders sale hits major bump in the road
Nothing is ever simple.
With so much optimism surrounding Josh Harris and his ownership group's bid to buy the Washington Commanders from Dan Snyder for $6.05 billion, it was easy to overlook the potential complications. And it didn't take long for reports to surface after the NFL's finance committee began running the rule over the intricacies of the offer.
Following the latest batch of NFL owners' meetings, Mark Maske and Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post (subscription required) - citing unnamed sources - revealed that the committee found some problems regarding the bid. Namely, the number of partners and whether Harris had the equity to be a majority owner.
One source stated to the Post via Pro Football Talk that the sale was now in a "we'll see" stage rather than something concrete becoming official in the not-too-distant future.
"Everyone wants it to get done. I’m not saying it can’t get done. I don’t know. We’ll have to see."- Unnamed Source via Pro Football Talk
The league will obviously keep pushing for the deal to get finalized in pursuit of finally ridding themselves of Dan Snyder, who's been a stain on the NFL for more than two decades. But if other owners aren't convinced, they'll have no option other than to vote against the tentative agreement.
This is demoralizing news for Commanders fans, who just want a fresh start without Snyder. Something they might have to wait a while longer for yet.