Washington Commanders Owner Dan Snyder Pressing for Indemnity for Team's Sale

Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder knows fans and the league want him out of the picture, but his exit won't come easily. According to the Washington Post's Mark Maske, Nicki Jhabvala, and Liz Clarke, Snyder is demanding indemnity from future legal action in order to sell the Commanders. Snyder and the Commanders have been the subject of much legal and league scrutiny over recent years, and the breadth of his misconduct has been kept under a tight lid so far. Snyder likely knows something we don't and wants to minimize any eventual culpability and whatever consequences would follow. 

Pressure for Snyder to sell the team (or to be forcefully removed) has increased over the past year, but he clearly doesn't intend to go quietly. He bought the Commanders in 1999 and quickly sent the once-proud franchise into a tailspin. After winning three Super Bowls in the 80s and 90s, the Commanders have made the playoffs only six times under Snyder. The team currently ranks last in average attendance, and FedEx Field routinely ranks among the worst stadiums in the league. Regardless, he remains obstinant in his quest to hold onto the team.

The long, ugly saga of Daniel Snyder versus the NFL isn't close to finished.

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