By Lewis Gould
WFT owner Daniel Snyder has been shoved aside in the aftermath of the NFL’s investigation and $10 million fine for a toxic work culture.
The statement announcing the $10 million fine and other financial punishment explains, in the 28th of 29 paragraphs, that co-owner Tanya Snyder will manage the operations of the team on a day-to-day basis and represent the team at league meetings, indefinitely. Both the league and the team insist that this measure was voluntary, even though the statement from the league does not say that.
Reinforcing that view is a new report from Mark Maske of the Post who says that Commissioner Roger Goodell “must approve Daniel Snyder’s return to daily control.”
In the interim, Snyder may attend games, and he can seek new investors for the team. Also, and as mentioned in the release, he will be working on efforts to build a new stadium. But he can’t resume control of the team without Goodell’s approval.
Snyder technically agreed to that on a voluntary basis. Common sense suggests he had no choice but to volunteer.