Goodell: Washington Commanders report to be released even if team sold

By David Brandt

PHOENIX (AP) — Embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder could very well sell the franchise before an investigation into his organization’s conduct can be complete.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said even if that’s the case, any report will be made public.

“Yes, we’ve committed to releasing the findings,” Goodell said Tuesday at the league’s annual meetings.

Snyder and the Commanders are still under investigation by former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White, who was retained by the league to look into various aspects of the organization stemming from a congressional review into workplace misconduct that also included a referral to the Federal Trade Commission for potential business improprieties.

“We’ll allow (White) to do her job and then we’ll see where we are,” Goodell said.

A group led by Josh Harris and Mitchell Rales and another group led by Canadian billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos have formally submitted fully financed bids for the Commanders, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Two people confirmed the bid from Harris. Both spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because details of the bid have not been publicly announced.

ESPN reported both bids came in at Snyder’s $6 billion asking price.

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