The House Committee on Oversight & Reform recently invited NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder to appear before the committee at a hearing on Wednesday, June 22 as part of its investigation into the Commanders’ hostile workplace culture and potential financial improprieties.
Snyder (seen above during a 2018 Washington-Arizona game) has declined to do so even after being asked by the House Oversight Committee to reconsider, which many seem to believe indicates that Snyder may be hiding something regarding what truly went on within the Commanders’ organization.
A spokesperson from the House Oversight Committee spoke on the matter and echoed those sentiments on Monday.
“His refusal to testify sends an unmistakable signal that Mr. Snyder has something to hide and is afraid of coming clean to the American public and addressing major worker protection concerns facing the NFL.”
House Oversight Committee spokesperson: "His refusal to testify sends an unmistakable signal that Mr. Snyder has something to hide and is afraid of coming clean to the American public and addressing major worker protection concerns facing the NFL."
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It was reported back in May that other owners were “getting tired” of the controversies regarding Snyder and that they could potentially garner enough owner votes to vote him out as the owner of the Commanders.
Snyder likely doesn’t want to speak on the matter because he knows that doing so may be doing more harm than good. The spokesperson from the House Oversight Committee may have a point that Snyder doesn’t want to publicly discuss everything that has been going on within the organization.
While Snyder will not be testifying, Goodell will. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say on Snyder and the Commanders later this week.
[Pro Football Talk]; image from Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports]