Jay-Z and Jeff Bezos are reported to be interested in buying the NFL Team

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Jay-Z and Jeff Bezos could soon be owners of an NFL franchise. Multiple outlets,  Bezos, 58, is  “looking into buying the Washington Commanders”  after current owners Dan and Tanya Snyder announced they are exploring options to sell the team. PEOPLE reported that the Amazon founder is considering making the purchase “possibly in partnership”Jay-Z, who had previously owned a stake the Brooklyn Nets. 

Bezos expressed interest in becoming an NFL Owner for the last three seasons. He lives in Washington D.C. “has strong support within the league to eventually join their ranks,” CBS Sports.Bezos’s net wealth is $115.6 million, which would make him NFL’s richest owner if Washington buys him. Bezos expressed an interest in purchasing the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. This led to Shaquille Owens not trying to purchase the team. 

“Jeff said he wants it, and a couple of other heavy hitters said they want it,”O’Neal stated that The Big Podcast per CNBC. “I’m not even going to put my name in the bucket on this one. I’m not,”  While Bezos and Jay-Z could be in the running to be owners of the Commanders, there are other groups interested. Media mogul Byron Allen, who was close to buying the Denver Broncos franchise prior to the Walton family winning the bid, is another potential bidder. 

According to reports, the Snyders have received at most four calls from interested parties in buying the Commanders.Forbes. The NFL would not have to expel the Snyders because of the allegations of workplace misconduct. The Commanders released the following statement: “The Snyders remain committed to the team, all of its employees and its countless fans to putting the best product on the field and continuing the work to set the gold standard for workplaces in the NFL.”

The franchise was purchased by Dan Snyder in 1999. He was also criticized for several issues during his time with the franchise. Washington dropped the 2020 title. “Redskins” nickname and was called the “Washington Football Team”For the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The team also announced that Commanders would be the new name of the 2022 season. 

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