The penalty (it remains unclear whether it was voluntary or not) on owner captain Daniel Snyder appeared near the bottom of a lengthy statement released last July 1 by the league. It remains unclear whether it fully adheres to the restrictions.
“Tania Snyder will assume responsibility for all day-to-day team operations and represent the club at all league meetings and other league activities for at least the next several months,” the league’s initial press release declared. “Dan Snyder will focus on the new stadium plan and other matters.”
In March, Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that nothing had changed in this regard.
“Dan Snyder was not involved in day-to-day operations,” Goodell told reporters at league meetings in March. “Don’t believe he was at the facility at all, and when we continue to deal with things related to the league, like Tanya the team as CEO on a daily basis, but also here and that will continue at least for the foreseeable future, but I and Dan will talk about that at some point.”
Shortly thereafter , Washington Times She reported that Snyder has already resumed his day role. The association declined to comment on the report, reiterating Goodell’s comments, although the report strongly contradicted things Godel said.
Now, as Goodell prepares to appear before the House Oversight Committee later today, his introductory remarks aptly constitute a safe haven insulating him from any accusation of lying to Congress: “We have imposed unprecedented discipline on the club – good financial penalties of more than $10 million, requirements That the club implement a series of recommendations and allow an outside company to conduct regular reviews of its premises. In addition, over the past year, Daniel Snyder has not attended league or committee meetings and, to my knowledge, has not been involved in the day-to-day operations of the leaders.”
In other words, Goodell says that if Snyder resumes his day-to-day role, Goodell doesn’t know it. Which raises an obvious question. Why not? Did Goodell simply ignore the report that Snyder is challenging the limits of his role with the team? Did he plug his ears and repeat the magic words “I’m not listening”?
report from times Placing a league notice that Snyder is likely to violate the terms of his sentence. It is hoped that the commission will pressure Gödel on what he knew, when he knew it, and what he did to find out more when it became clear that there was apparently more to discover.