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As Daniel Synder fields bids for the sale of the Washington Commanders, it appears that a billionaire that was once linked to the team did not submit a bid ahead of last month’s deadline.

Sources with knowledge of the process told Front Office Sports that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has not yet placed a bid on the Commanders as of Dec. 23.

Bezos, one of the wealthiest people in the world, is not yet out of the running for the sale of the franchise. However, according to Front Office Sports, his lack of a bid has to do with a multitude of factors, which include not wanting to start an early bidding war and the would-be difficulties that come with securing public financing for a new stadium.

Snyder, who previously pledged to publish “dirt” on fellow NFL owners if they came after him due to his many recent scandals, has put the Commanders on the block.

While the cost to purchase the Commanders is currently estimated at $8 billion, Front Office Sports reports that none of the half-dozen bids submitted prior to last month’s first-round deadline exceeded that of $6.3 billion.

Now, it remains to be seen whether the former founder, executive chair, president and CEO of Amazon will get involved in the bidding process.

[Front Office Sports]

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