Hello again everyone and welcome to another week of the ArrowChop! This is the column where we look at the positives/negatives of a certain Chiefs/NFL issue and look at both sides of the aisle. Then you, the readers, will come to your conclusions after I lay out the case. So sit back, relax, and enjoy as we breakdown this week’s hot topic.
When we thought the name change would be the biggest story for Washington’s team, we instead got a detailed list of how atrocious that organization is. The allegations of misconduct include but are not limited to sexual assault, drug abuse, and multiple forms of harassment. With that said, people are calling for Dan Synder to be forced out of Washington’s ownership along with the people detailed in the allegations. Should Snyder be forced out or should he be allowed to keep majority ownership of the Washington organization? Let’s dive down right into this crisp and heated topic!
Dan Snyder Should be Forced Out of Ownership
One main point that is pushed upon is that Snyder, in a sense, allowed for these actions to take place. In the bombshell article that the Washington Post released, 15 former female employees shared disturbing and horrid stories/experiences while working under Snyder’s team. While he was not explicitly named in any of the allegations brought upon numerous Washington executives, he still allowed his culture to thrive and take form into one of the most toxic in recent sports history. Former team VP of communications has stated that she has, “never been in a more hostile, manipulative, passive-aggressive environment … and I worked in politics.” This shows that Snyder could truly care less about the treatment of his employees and how he’s just a terrible person to allow this in the first place.
A smaller point that is brought upon for Snyder’s removal is the name change controversy. Yes, Washington’s old name has been officially retired, but it took a lot for them to even consider it. Major financial sponsors, like FedEx, threatened to pull out if they didn’t change, the NFL Shop took down all Washington goods due to their name, and motherloads of public pressure were the reasons why they decided to change. It’s surprising and a little disheartening with this as they faced loads of public pressure to change the name back in 2013 and 2014 when people protested at all of their games. Without the immense protesting that occurred, the name would’ve probably stayed as Synder wouldn’t have listened unless the huge financial loss was attributed.
Dan Snyder Shouldn’t be Forced Out of Ownership
The main cause of this point is Dan personally had no allegations against him for any of the alleged crimes. In the Washington Post’s story about the organization’s allegations/scandals, his name was never brought up in the names listed of misdeeds. It was other high executives in branching areas of the organization. While this is a very poor point, it’s the only one that holds any importance on why Snyder should still be with the ownership.
In closing, these are the cases for both sides of the case of whether or not Dan Snyder should be kicked out of the Washington organization. This is a one-sided debate as there is no possible way anyone can defend Snyder for the culture he has brought into Washington’s football team. I normally don’t share my opinion here, but he should truly sell off the team and take any punishments accordingly as HE has let this go on for too long. The Washington *REDACTED* needs a true culture change asap as the culture isn’t “damn good” as Bruce Allen says.
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