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Report: NFL reviewing the Josh Harris bid for the Washington Commanders; Owner vote expected next month

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It’s draft day, but that doesn’t stop the NFL from producing other headlines. A.J. Perez from Front Office Sports is reporting that the NFL is treating the offer from Josh Harris’s group as a final deal, and are reviewing it again to get it ready for a vote next month. There were a few minor things that needed to be fixed when Harris sent the deal to the NFL a few weeks ago, and those issues have presumably been resolved. The NFL’s finance committee meets on May10, and if they approve the $6.05 billion deal it will be voted on when NFL owners meet May 22-24 in Minneapolis Minnesota. Three quarters of NFL owners(24 of 32) have to vote to approve the sale for it to get finalized, and that is not expected to be an issue. Keep your schedule open in early June for a parade in Washington after Dan Snyder finally sells the team!

Two weeks ago, FOS and other outlets reported that there was a tentative deal in place. But two sources with knowledge of the process said Harris’ $6.05 billion bid has advanced to a point where it is expected to get a vote the league’s owners gather in Minnesota next month.

That review is anticipated to be completed by May 10 when the NFL finance committee meets, and Sports Illustrated previously reported Harris’ group would give a presentation at that meeting.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about the sale of the Washington Commanders at the NFL draft tonight: