Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder is figuratively breaking tackles. According to Tisha Thompson of ESPN, Snyder is still making the U.S. House Oversight Committee wait for him to appear in its investigation of his role in the allegedly problematic culture within his pro football organization.
The committee attempted to send the subpoena to Snyder's attorney via email on Friday, but Karen Seymour, one of Snyder's lawyers, declined to accept it, according to two sources familiar with the ongoing negotiation between the committee and Snyder's attorneys.
Snyder is widely regarded as one of the worst owners in professional sports. He finds himself in the middle of controversies almost as often as Washington misses the NFL Playoffs. Apparently, not even the Congress could force Snyder to get in line, but that's just for now.
“The Committee will not be deterred from obtaining Mr. Snyder's testimony, and we remain committed to ensuring transparency about the toxic workplace culture at the Washington Commanders and the NFL's inadequate response.”
As it stands, Snyder's continued absence from the hearing is not helping uplift his already battered image, though it should also be noted that Snyder's spokesperson explained his non-appearance, saying that “The Committee offered only one date — June 30 — and Mr. Snyder's attorney is out of the country and unavailable on that date. Mr. Snyder's lawyer has provided alternative dates to the Committee”.