Billionaire Tilman Fertitta has joined the bidding for the Washington Commanders franchise, according to a report by Fox Business. Fertitta, the owner of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, is reportedly looking to become the team’s owner should the Commanders be accepted into the NFL.
But there’s a catch: According to Yahoo Sports, Dan Snyder’s Commanders have reportedly banned Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from bidding on the team. Bezos has been linked to the Commanders in the past, but the team’s owners apparently don’t want him involved.
Rockets Wire reported that Fertitta is one of several bidders for the Commanders, but it’s unclear who else is involved in the bidding process.
Sports Illustrated reported that Bezos has not been allowed to place a bid on the Commanders, but it’s unclear why the team has taken this stance.
The Washington Post reported that Fertitta is involved in the bidding process for the Commanders, but it’s unclear if he will be successful in his bid.
It remains to be seen if Fertitta will be the successful bidder for the Commanders, but it appears that the team is determined to keep Bezos out of the bidding process.