I don’t mean to go down a whole rabbit hole and delve into corporate personalities, but team owners imbue their NFL franchise with personality. The Dallas Cowboys tap into Jerry Jones’ gritty oilmanship, the Pittsburgh Steelers have ingrained the consistency and competence of the Rooney family into their DNA, and the Los Angeles Rams operate like a Fortune 500 company that racks up lucrative contracts that teams are trying to unload.
One of the reasons the Washington Re–, Footba–, errr.. Chiefs have been abandoned by their fans over the past decade had nothing to do with the name change or the loss to muster and ineffective roster construction, or the revolving door of personnel. These are just a few lame reasons why fan interest has waned over the past decade.
Organizationally, the commanders behave like punishments and losers. After a decade of Dan Snyder’s influence, his selfish tendencies, brusque personality, and brutally unprofessional behavior had permeated the C-suite and trickled down from there. From Bruce Allen’s Amazing Emails to a former broadcaster Larry Michael’s amazing cheerleader video scandals, attacks on the FBI, lawyers’ shenanigans, Dan Snyder’s numerous legal problems, Washington is awash with incompetence and ignorance.
On Wednesday night we witnessed the growing spread of narcissus Snyder. While the team owners run a for-profit organization that at least gives the appearance of being concerned about how they are perceived in the community, the executives are above all sympathetic to Snyder himself, even if it means alienating the aforementioned DC community and players their
In response to a report that D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine would make a major announcement Thursday at 1 p.m., the commanders issued one of the most despicably self-serving PR statements in recent memory. The officers tried to use Brian Robinson’s shot to their own city’s “What About Chicago” AG and shot themselves in the foot in the process.
“Less than three months ago, a 23-year-old player on our team was shot multiple times, in broad daylight,” the statement began. “Despite violent crime spiraling out of control in DC, Washington officials today announced for the first time on Twitter that the DC Attorney General will hold a press conference to ‘make a major announcement’ regarding the organization tomorrow.”
Worse than their statement confusing one of the duties of the DC Metropolitan Police in solving violent crimes with the Attorney General, the troopers insulted law enforcement with their salty applause. It would not be surprising to learn that the military commanders ruled the real world Bob Loblaw and Saul Goodman. The only thing this organization knows how to do anymore is throw hot grease at its season ticket holders, fans, media and anyone else who threatens Snyder’s immunity from repercussions.
PR is designed to improve one’s public image. The officers act like Trump’s party. People and employees of the organization are closest to the leader. Team President Jason Wright – get out while you can – tried to teach at the foot of the lawyer, showing another department that Snyder has ignited. But the statement is par for the course for the military commanders.
We’ve become reliable for the defiance of the Trump military in response to every inquiry that we forget how exceptionally awful this organization is. However, the call for rookie Brian Robinson’s shooting upset the players and Robinson’s agent.
Washington’s protest makes sense after Thursday’s news conference where the AG Racine reported in his office would be submitting a private matter against Snyder, the NFL, and Police Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the DC Consumer Protection Act.
From the lawyers to the C-Suite, Snyder’s Stercorarius touch has made the military leaders radioactive. It is almost unheard of for justice ministers to be hovering over an entire agency. DC AG’s kit is just the latest unexploded bomb in the corner of the room that players must now ignore to focus on football.
FedEx Field likely has a separate office just for Snyder’s policy, and this case will be thrown on top of a myriad of other investigations.
According to Racine, there will be subpoenas and “the deposition will not take place on a yacht,” which was a direct shot at Snyder’s attempt to avoid congressional policy by hiding its ten 200 million dollar luxury cruise ship.
To clarify, the DC AG’s lawsuit is different from the US Attorney’s for the Eastern District. criminal inquiry There are many threats to Snyder’s team. This case was filed on the basis of that the officers violated the DC Consumer Protection Act, which covers any material misrepresentation made by any merchant that could affect consumers in the District of Columbia.
According to Racine, Snyder’s repulsive behavior, penchant for cover-ups, and the NFL’s cooperation in concealing Snyder’s conduct, as well as his attempts to silence witnesses, violate the DCCPA. The civil charges may seem minor, but the NFL’s injection into Racine’s lawsuit is the latest volume in a poem about Goodell and owners having to answer to Snyder. (Commander’s lawyers issued a statement(and NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league denies the allegations.) At some point, enough is enough. Even US Attorney General Merrick Garland has his DOJ eyeing possible financial misconduct by the military commanders. The walls are closing in on Snyder, it’s just a matter of what comes first for him.