After an extremely tumultuous and controversial two-week period for the Washington football club, NBC Sports' Peter King believes Dan Snyder is unfit to own the team.
"Daniel Snyder has no business owning an NFL team," King wrote in his latest Football Morning in America column.
King proceeded to provide four reasons why Snyder shouldn't be an NFL owner:
First: He stinks at it. Second: Rightfully, he inspires nothing but enmity among his fan base. Third: No one wants to work for him, or with him; it’s a miracle he found a very good man, Ron Rivera, to coach his team. (Though if you want to be an NFL head coach, sometimes you take what you can get.) Fourth, and perhaps most maddening to any principled person: He avoids accountability at every turn. Nothing’s ever his fault.
Some might perceive King's criticism as harsh, but his objective points are accurate. Washington has just one playoff win in the last 20 years and the once fervent Washington fan base has steadily eroded in that period. The team is in the process of changing its nickname, and while activists have demanded that change for decades it took the public request from corporate sponsors to expedite the change. There is also about 40 percent ownership in the team available for sale as Snyder's limited partners have teamed up to dump their shares.
The article goes on to describe Washington as the NFL's version of the New York Knicks; "big name, shameful performance, totally irrelevant."
Despite the recent controversy and long-term ineptitude on the field, King does not expect the team to change hands.
"The unfortunate thing if you root for this team is that nothing Snyder has done merits a Donald Sterling-type takeover by the league. You’re stuck with him. It’s a shame. I remember when this team mattered."
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