Colts owner Jim Irsay believes there is “merit” in removing Daniel Snyder as the owner of the Commanders

Jim Irsay delivered the first official shot to Commanders owner Daniel Snyder. On Tuesday, the owner and CEO of the Colts told reporters at the NFL owners meeting in New York that there is “I deserve to remove him as owner”. This comes after multiple teams reportedly he wants Snyder to come out as a Washington owner both because of his alleged misconduct in the workplace and the inability to secure a new stadium for his franchise.

“I assume we will be discussing this more and more,” Irsay said when asked if Snyder was a topic of conversation at this meeting. “You know, it’s a difficult situation. I think there is credit for removing him as the owner of the (Commanders). I think it’s something we need to review, we need to look at all the evidence and be scrupulous to move forward, but I think it’s something that needs to be be taken into serious consideration “.

He added: “As we determine the evidence and move forward, we will have to determine what the situation is … I think once the owners talk to each other, they will come to the right decision. Unfortunately, I believe that is the road we probably have to go down and we have to go. just finish the investigation. I’m seriously worried about the things that have happened over there in the last 20 years. ”

When asked if there are the 24 votes required to remove him as the owner, Irsy said: “I think potentially there will be.”

Twenty-four of the league’s 32 owners are required to pass a vote for removal, something that has never been done in NFL history.

Irsay added that a vote is unlikely to occur on Tuesday, but he believes it could happen after Mary Jo White presents her investigation. White is currently investigating Snyder, which includes allegations that Snyder sexually assaulted two women. Once she submits her report to the league, Commissioner Roger Goodell plans to meet Snyder.

This also comes as the Supervisory Committee of the United States House of Representatives continues his year Workplace Culture Survey under Snyder. The AG’s office for the District of Columbia (DC) is planning to take its own actions against Snyder amid allegations of financial impropriety, which include an alleged act of underestimating ticket sales to obtain tax advantages.

“Some of the things I’ve heard don’t represent us at all,” Irsay said. “I want the American public to know what we do as owners. … You can’t avoid the fact that, I believe it’s in the best interest of the National Football League that we look this straight in the eye and face it.”

Following Irsay’s comments, a spokesman for the commanders released the following declaration: “It is highly inappropriate, but not surprising, that Mr. Irsay chose to make statements publicly based on media falsehoods. It is unfortunate that Mr. Irsay decided to make his statement public today, while an investigation is underway. , and the team has not had the opportunity to formally respond to the allegations. Commanders have made significant progress over the past two years. We are confident that when he has the opportunity to see the actual evidence in this case, Mr. Irsay will conclude that there’s no reason for the Snyders to consider selling the franchise. And they won’t. “

Snyder bought the team in 1999 along with Jack Kent Cooke Stadium (now FedExField) for $ 800 million following the death of previous owner Jack Kent Cooke.

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