NFL Owner Gets Subpoenaed

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NFL Owner Gets Subpoenaed

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The U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee levied some serious allegations against the Washington Commanders organization, featuring a 20-page letter contending the franchise might have been withholding cash that was set to be shared with the rest of the NFL. Allegations of cooking the books have Commanders’ owner Daniel Snyder in hot water. But when requesting testimony from Snyder and league commissioner Roger Goodell, only Goodell showed up. Snyder declined the request. But that is not keeping the committee from taking what it deems to be a necessary next step.

Committee Chairperson Carolyn Maloney said she is issuing a subpoena to Snyder for a deposition next week:

Well, that certainly went from 0 to 100 real quick. NFL owner subpoenaed isn’t something I thought I’d be writing about today. But this is what happens when you refuse the first invitation. That initial ask is now a request requiring your presence. So, yeah, this is something to keep tabs on. Because while it has everything to do with a heavy hitter in football circles, none of it happens to take place on a playing surface.

We’re in a different arena when the NFL commish has to release something like this ahead of his visit:

All the while, details of sexual assault allegations against Washington football team owner Dan Snyder in 2001 have surfaced via The Washington Post. This is a difficult read, so consider this a trigger warning.

I’m almost at a point where I’m losing track of Snyder’s many battles. But if they keep adding up, it might not be long until the NFL acts on reports of league owners counting votes to see if they can accelerate Snyder’s ouster from the club. Because at some point, enough is enough. Right?

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.