NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Tuesday at the conclusion of the Spring League Meeting that he expects the sale of the Washington Commanders to be approved, but he gave no timeline for when the deal could be finalized.
Commanders co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder announced on May 12 they had entered into a purchase agreement to sell the franchise to a partnership led by Josh Harris, who co-owns multiple professional sports teams. The agreement is subject to NFL approval by a vote of at least three-fourths (24) of the league’s 32 owners.
“I think we will get it to a place where it will be approved,” Goodell told reporters following the league’s two-day meeting in Minneapolis. “The committee, really, just had their first in-person meeting yesterday on the matter. We got the documents last week. So, we’re hard at work as a staff, looking at that as we do every transaction. There’s a lot of due diligence as well as compliance issues. All of that’s happening, working full speed. We will be in contact with the finance committee, and when they’re prepared to make a recommendation, we’ll alert the media as well as the membership.”