By Ben Sullivan
The statement from the NFL that announced the $10 million fine of the WFT had buried at the very bottom an assertion that, “Tanya Snyder will assume responsibilities 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,” and that “Dan Snyder will concentrate on a new stadium plan and other matters.”
It felt like a suspension that wasn’t called a suspension. Both the team and the league, however, insisted that the move by Daniel Snyder was “voluntary.”
Then, Mark Maske of the Post reported that Commissioner Roger Goodell “must approve Daniel Snyder’s return to daily control.” This assertion obviously does not mesh with the notion that Snyder voluntarily stepped aside. If he walked away on his own, he can return whenever he wants.
It became clear that Snyder’s representatives were working both with the league and the Post to get the Maske report changed or erased.
Snyder’s lawyer, Jordan Siev, has issued a statement to ESPN refuting Maske’s report.
“Any suggestion that Commissioner Goodell must approve Dan Snyder’s return to daily control is false,” Siev said. “Dan was not suspended, so by definition he does not need to be reinstated to any position.”