The Dan Snyder saga grows uglier by the day.
Michaels, not known for being controversial or outspoken in the broadcast booth, outlined the investigations surrounding Snyder, for sexual harassment, operating a toxic work environment, misogyny and financial fraud.
Then he went a step further.
Al Michaels discusses the ongoing issues with Dan Snyder, saying "Just my feeling, I think what the league would love is for Snyder to sell the team. Not have to go to a vote but just sell the team. Because it's become a major problem around the league, obviously." pic.twitter.com/sBA5WrGChI
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) October 14, 2022
“Just my feeling, I think what the league would love is for Snyder to sell the team,” Michaels said. “Not have to go to a vote but just sell the team. Because it’s become a major problem around the league, obviously.”
The NFL owners have a meeting in New York City Tuesday. The issue of voting to force Snyder to sell the Commanders is not currently on the agenda. Snyder launched a pre-emptive strike on that possibility this week, announcing he will use damaging information he has on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several other team owners if he is forced to sell the Commanders.
Michaels’ comments drew plenty of response on Twitter, with some wondering if he had ulterior motives (hint: Amazon owner Jeff Bezos is a possible candidate to buy the team if it is sold).
Al Michaels saying on a national game broadcast that he thinks the league wants Dan Snyder to sell the Commanders is worth paying attention to.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 14, 2022
Al Michaels openly saying Dan Snyder should sell the Commanders and citing this ESPN report was not on my bingo card tonight https://t.co/XzXZUsYr7M
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) October 14, 2022
This feels very calculated. Bezos, please buy the team. Please. https://t.co/PUhJEKVwMc
— Michael Hoffman (@_MichaelHoffman) October 14, 2022
Al didn't do this by accident. https://t.co/NeXPgLImE9
— Rob “Stats” Guerrera (@StatsOnFire) October 14, 2022
Al saying publicly what the owners can not or will not say https://t.co/Mon8IJlws9
— Ben Becker (@BenBeckerANjax) October 14, 2022
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dieter) October 14, 2022
Whoa, credit to Al Michaels there for urging Dan Snyder to sell the Commanders.
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) October 14, 2022