Prime bids to purchase the Washington Commanders fell far in need of proprietor Dan Snyder’s $6 billion cutoff — whereas billionaire Jeff Bezos has been pressured to the sidelines, sources advised The Put up.
An unidentified bidder got here in with an provide of round $5.5 billion by this week’s deadline, which was just like the quantity provided by 76ers and Devils proprietor Josh Harris, sources near the state of affairs mentioned.
Bezos, who’s value greater than $100 billion, was prevented by Snyder from getting into the non-public public sale although the Amazon
founder wished to take part, sources mentioned.
Bezos and Snyder didn’t return requires remark. Harris declined remark.
As The Put up beforehand reported, Snyder holds a grudge towards Bezos, who owns the Washington Put up, which printed a sequence of exposes alleging Snyder enabled intercourse harassment on the maligned NFL franchise.
The studies led to the NFL placing strain on Snyder to promote the crew. However now that Snyder didn’t get his asking worth, he could determine to take care of his grip on Washington, which he purchased for a then-record $800 million in 1999.
“He’s an ass and he could not need to give it up,” a supply carefully watching the sale mentioned.
Bezos has quietly stalked the gross sales course of. This week, he employed an funding financial institution to discover a bid for the crew, the Washington Put up reported.
However the actuality is Bezos has been working with Allen & Co. for months and has lengthy been , two sources near the state of affairs mentioned.
“He desires to say [to the NFL] don’t allow them to say we weren’t right here,” the supply carefully watching the sale mentioned.
NFL house owners could but strain Snyder to promote to Bezos so it raises the worth of all groups.
A call on whether or not Snyder will lastly stroll away from the crew he rooted for as a baby is anticipated by the annual house owners’ assembly that begins March 26, sources mentioned.
A model of this report seems on NYPost.com.