Devils Owner Harris Could Be In on Commanders Bid
Josh Harris, the owner of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers is expected to be one of the bidders on the Washington Commanders franchise.
A bid, according to NJ.com, could be in the offing this week.
Devils, Sixers owner Josh Harris ‘expected’ to bid on Commanders, report says | Deadline for initial offers approaches https://t.co/kNHfWYSIV0— NJ.com Sports (@NJ_Sports) December 20, 2022
Harris is no stranger to throwing his hat in the ring whenever there is an opening in professional sports.
Two years ago he and his business partner David Blitzer had expressed interest in buying the New York Mets before Steve Cohen bought the team from Fred Wilpon and Sterling Equities LLC.
Harris and Blitzer are five-percent stake shareholders in the Pittsburgh Steelers owned by the Rooney family. Harris did try to buy the Denver Broncos earlier this year, but they were bought by Walton-Penner for a record $4.65 billion.
The Washington Commanders are likely up for sale due to numerous legal issues revolving around owner Dan Snyder, the most pressing being allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace dating back multiple decades. Snyder has own the team, formally known as the Redskins since 1999.