Jeff Bezos is interested in buying an NFL team, Jason La Canfora reports for CBS Sports. And while there are no teams currently on the market—the Seahawks, in another city where the Amazon honcho has a house, will be sold at some point—it sure sounds like he has a certain team in mind:
Bezos’ move to Washington is creating a stir in that area, as is his ties to [Redskins owner Dan] Snyder. Snyder has been trying for years to get a state-of-the-art downtown stadium built in DC, growing increasingly frustrated by the location and age of FedEx Field. Bezos moved the Washington Post to a new location after purchasing the paper, is setting up an Amazon hub in the area and some believe could aid Snyder’s pursuit of a new stadium, perhaps even with an Amazon sponsorship.
Granted: That’s written in a way that implies Bezos could somehow help Snyder. But it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Bezos could help Snyder most by writing him a big check and making sure he gets a nice chair in a new stadium. Forbes estimates Snyder is worth $2.6 billion, which is enough to buy an obscenely expensive yacht but still about 1/42 of Bezos’s wealth. The Redskins are valued at about $3.4 billion.