By Ben Sullivan
If you think WFT’s Dan Snyder got away with a rap on his knuckles when the NFL fined the team $10 million for its toxic culture, you’re not alone.
Here’s what Michael Holley said on NBC Sports web site:
I think the NFL whiffed on every aspect of its Washington Football Team announcement last week.
Its punishment, transparency, statement quoting Daniel Snyder, and explanation/rationalization during a conference call were all misguided, if not all wrong.
While the $10 million fine is the largest given in league history, it rings like pennies in a pail for a billionaire like Snyder.
Maybe other owners can appreciate the symbolism of the fine, but the currency of most fans is twofold: draft picks and tangible changes.
It’s stunning that WFT lost no draft picks. And as Sally Jenkins observed in her Washington Post column, the NFL’s statement didn’t confront any specific allegation against Snyder himself. “It was the building that did it,’’ Jenkins wrote. “The walls. It was the staircase that peered up the dresses of young female employees.”