Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder has been getting dragged all day on Wednesday by the House Committee on Oversight & Reform, which requested that Snyder and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appear before them to discuss the franchise’s alleged toxic work environment. While Synder declined to appear, citing “a longstanding Commanders-related business conflict,” the hearing continued.
Now, a former Commanders player has chimed in on Twitter as well, adding to the pile-on as Snyder apparently spends the week in France on his yacht.
Former Commanders safety Su’a Cravens came out strong on Wednesday with harsh words about Snyder and the way he was treated while a member of the team.
Former Commanders safety Su'a Cravens with strong language against Dan Snyder pic.twitter.com/CDdBWAsqkH
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) June 22, 2022
“I can’t wait until this poor excuse for a human being is forced to sell his team!” tweeted Cravens. “He’s ruined so many careers and made life difficult for so many that did no wrong. Karma really comes full circle.”
Before the 2017 season, Cravens informed Washington that he intended to retire due to the effects of a concussion he suffered during his rookie year. The team convinced him to reconsider and then placed him on the exempt list. Cravens has previously said that during this time the franchise “went out of their way to cut my insurance off, froze my payments, refuse to pay me and even recoup pay.” Soon after, they placed him on the reserve/left squad, ending his chance to return that season. After being medically cleared in December and undergoing treatment for post-concussion syndrome, he was reinstated to play but the team traded him to the Denver Broncos.
He reiterated some of those claims and the fallout on Wednesday as well.
I love the fact, I have court documents proving the skins tried to hide my injury, falsely accused me of faking, and tried to keep medical documents from me in court and I STILL WON & proved them guilty, but yet people just refuse to accept the toxicity of their fav team 😂 sad
— Su’a (@iammsuzy) June 22, 2022
The saga of Cravens and Washington and how it all fell apart has been well-documented and while there might be more to the story than just Snyder’s indifference to a player’s health, it also fits pretty well with everything else we’ve learned about him that his franchise would be on the receiving end of those claims.
In the meantime, committee chair Carolyn Maloney said she intends to issue a subpoena to Snyder to appear before the committee for a deposition, so perhaps we’ll hear from the controversial NFL team owner eventually after all.