People say that Bezos and Jay-Z are planning to buy the Washington Commanders NFL team.
Reports that the Washington Post is for sale have been denied by people who work for the newspaper and by its owner, Jeff Bezos. Last week, the founder of Amazon went to the Post and met with employees, sat in on editorial meetings, and told executives that he has no plans to sell the newspaper.
CNN and People said late on Monday that Bezos had denied rumors that he was considering the deal to get money to buy the Washington Commanders NFL team. The billionaire was reportedly mulling the transaction to raise capital for the team purchase, according to The New York Post.
Several news stories have said that Bezos and Jay-Z are thinking about bidding on the team. Bezos hasn’t said much about those rumors. He has called them “buzz,” but he has also said that football is his favorite sport and that he played it as a kid. The current owner of the Commanders, Dan Snyder, has said that he has thought about selling the team. He has been accused of running a toxic workplace, which he denies.
Even if the Post isn’t for sale, Bezos might be looking for new ways to invest his money, and the Commanders would be a good choice. The team has a lot of fans in Washington, DC, which is a big TV market, and they have been successful in the past. They won the Super Bowl in 1983, 1988, and 1992. Also, the NFL’s TV ratings have been good thanks to Amazon Prime Video’s exclusive “Thursday Night Football” broadcast, which was the biggest three-hour period ever for getting new subscribers.