From the lawyers to the C-Suite, Snyder’s Stercorarius touch has made the Commanders radioactive. It’s almost unheard of for attorney generals to be swarming around an entire organization. The D.C. AG’s suit is just the latest unexploded ordnance in the corner of the room that the players now have to ignore to focus on football.


FedEx Field probably has a separate office just for Snyder’s subpoenas and this suit will be thrown on top of a myriad of other investigations.

According to Racine, there will be subpoenas and, “the deposition won’t take place on a yacht,” which was a direct shot at Snyder’s attempt to avoid a Congressional subpoena by hiding on his $200 million luxury seat sea vessel.


To clarify, the D.C. AG’s lawsuit differs from the U.S. attorney in the Eastern District’s criminal inquiry. There are multiple threats to Snyder’s team. This lawsuit was filed on grounds that the Commanders violated the D.C. Consumer Protection Act, which covers any material misstatement that any merchant makes that could impact the consumers in the District of Columbia.

According to Racine, Snyder’s repulsive behavior, penchant for cover-ups, and the NFL’s cooperation in hiding Snyder’s conduct, as well as his attempts to silence witnesses violate the DCCPA. The civil charges may seem minor, but the NFL’s injection into Racine’s lawsuit is the latest volume in a tome of Goodell and owners having to answer for Snyder. (Commanders attorneys issued a statement, and NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league rejects the allegations.) At some point, enough has to become enough. Even U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has his DOJ’s sights set on the Commanders’ possible financial malfeasance. The walls are closing in on Snyder, it’s just a matter of what gets him first.