The Washington Commanders may sell the team in the next few months and ESPN’s Stephen A Smith wants the next owner to be a black person.
On Wednesday, Dan Snyder and his Tonya announced that they had hired Bank of America to explore the sale of the Commanders.
Commanders announced that Tanya and Dan Snyder have hired Bank of America Securities to explore the sale of their franchise. pic.twitter.com/segaWzHyQP
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2022
While reacting to the news< Smith said he would like the NFL to make sure the Commanders next owner is blask>
“It’s time for black ownership,” Smith said immediately upon learning the news on First Take. “I know the lady — I think her name is Mellody Hobson — is a part owner for the Denver Broncos, if I remember correctly, I hope I’m not wrong about that. I’m not sure. I’m talking about a majority owner of a National Football League franchise that happens to be a black person. That would be nice.”
Stephen A. says he wants the NFL reach out to Jay-Z and Beyonce.
“Lord knows how much money they’re worth. You’re talking about groups of individuals that could coalesce, and come together, and really collaborate and combine their resources to ultimately own franchises throughout the National Football League. Why can’t that be the case when we’re talking about African-American representation from an ownership standpoint?”