With the information on Wednesday that Dan and Tanya Snyder have retained Financial institution of America Securities to “contemplate potential transactions” concerning the Washington Commanders, varied names have been linked to a possible buy of the franchise.
New reporting, nonetheless, signifies that Amazon proprietor and founder Jeff Bezos is “” in buying the workforce, alongside a associate.
In keeping with this report from TMZ, Jay-Z has expressed severe curiosity in buying the workforce. However the rap icon and businessman just isn’t alone. Bezos, who along with founding Amazon additionally owns The Washington Publish, can also be concerned with buying the Commanders. Sources near Bezos advised Individuals Journal that Bezos is “wanting into shopping for the Washington Commanders,” and “presumably in partnership” with Jay-Z.
This isn’t Bezos’ first foray into the NFL, and into the thought of NFL possession. Again in 2019 Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports activities reported that Bezos was not solely “” in proudly owning an NFL franchise, however that he loved “robust assist inside the league to finally be a part of their ranks.”
Moreover, Bezos and Amazon not too long ago started broadcasting Thursday Evening Soccer on Amazon’s streaming platform, Prime Video.
Jay-Z and Bezos are usually not the one names linked to the franchise in latest days. In keeping with a report from Bloomberg Byron Allen, the founder, proprietor and CEO of Leisure Studios, is “making ready a bid” for the franchise. This may be Allen’s second try at buying an NFL workforce. Again in February, Allen put collectively a bid for the Denver Broncos, after being approached by present New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft and Commissioner Roger Goodell concerning a potential buy of a workforce again in 2019.
After all, whether or not the Snyders certainly promote the workforce stays to be seen. Dan Snyder has lengthy maintained that he would by no means promote the franchise, and explosive reporting from ESPN in latest weeks illustrated simply how far Snyder was keen to go to take care of his possession of the Commanders.
However with the franchise now underneath investigation within the Japanese District of Virginia for alleged monetary impropriety, maybe the day is coming when the Snyders certainly promote the franchise.
And it appears there is no such thing as a scarcity of potential patrons.