He Washington Commanders‘ The new ownership group was already a welcome change in the NFL, but that didn’t stop Josh Harris from doing everything he could to win over the fan base.
About an hour after the NFL owners voted unanimously To approve the record $6.05 billion sale, Harris called a radio show to buy around 1,000 beers for fans celebrating the sale.
«I’m coming out of the league meeting, and I knew there were a lot of Washington fans there, and I just wanted to say hello,» Harris told «Grant & Danny» on WJFK.
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«I’m so excited. It’s a great day. It’s a great day for Washington football, and I’m ready to go to work. I’m headed your way. I want to get to Washington, my hometown, and celebrate with you. Let’s start by buying everyone a beer at the brewery and the Bullpen. Can we do that?»
Fans at the Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn received around 1,000 beers, co-host Grant Paulsen said on Twitter.
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«I’m going to have to dip into my savings, but I want everyone to have a beer,» the billionaire joked when he heard about the packed crowd.
«Hail Commanders and drink!»
The moment was a huge win for Harris, as the live feed picked up chants of «Come on Josh!» from inside the brewery.
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Dan Snyder first bought the Commanders in 1999 for $750 million. But calls for Snyder to sell the team grew after several NFL and congressional investigations explored allegations of widespread abuse. misconduct in the workplace and possible financial irregularities.
The Snyders bought out the previous minority owners in 2021 and, in November 2022, hired Bank of America Securities to explore a possible sale.
In April an agreement was reached with the group led by Harris.