The disaster of a story that is the Washington Commanders continues adding ugly chapters.
Congress has reportedly received troubling allegations made against the Washington Commanders. Per a report, Washington allegedly held back ticket revenue from NFL teams.
NFL rules state teams are required to share 40 percent of net home ticket sales with other teams. The Commanders allegedly held that portion back in a troubling scheme.
It's unclear who allegedly orchestrated the scheme and how long it ran. Regardless, this is another potentially ugly chapter in the history of the NFL's D.C. franchise.
The allegations state Washington orchestrated the scheme with the intent of withholding the full and true amounts of ticket revenue meant to be shared with visiting teams. "According to NFL bylaws, all teams are required to pass along 40% of ticket sales from each home game — minus ticket handling charges and taxes — to the league, which then disperses the funds to visiting teams," writes
SCOOP: Congress has received information that alleges the Washington Commanders held back ticket revenue that is required to be shared with other NFL teams, sources tell @FOS. Under NFL rules, teams must share 40% of net home ticket sales. https://t.co/BUuD3qcSGC
— A.J. Perez (@byajperez) April 3, 2022
">A.J. Perez of Front Office Sports. "At least one person gave information in recent weeks to Congressional investigators that alleges the Commanders didn’t pass along the full 40%, two sources with knowledge of the investigation told FOS."
If true, this is a damning indictment on the Commanders' front office. Unfortunately this is nothing new.
Per a recent report, Daniel Snyder has resumed his day-to-day responsibilities within the organization. The news comes after Roger Goodell clearly stated Snyder was away from the organization.
An investigation of the Commanders' inner workings is expected to be ongoing.