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JOSH HARRIS/MAGIC JOHNSON COMMANDERS DEAL HITS A SPEED BUMP!

By Max Harper

The Washington Post reported last night:

Members of the NFL’s finance committee raised concerns Wednesday about Josh Harris’s tentative $6.05 billion deal to purchase the Washington Commanders from Daniel Snyder, slowing momentum for the approval of the potential sale and dimming the prospects of a ratification vote by the league’s team owners later this month, three people familiar with the NFL’s inner workings and the owners’ views said.

The reservations expressed during a meeting of the eight-owner finance committee do not mean Harris’s deal will be rejected, those people said. They said the committee must spend more time examining the financial aspects, and one of them said it seems increasingly unlikely the owners can vote to approve the transaction, even on a conditional basis, during their May 22-23 meeting in Minneapolis.

“Everyone wants it to get done,” one of those people said. “I’m not saying it can’t get done. I don’t know. We’ll have to see.”

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