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Dan and Tanya Snyder release statement after Commanders sale is finalized

After 24 years as owner of the Washington NFL franchise, Daniel Snyder and his wife Tanya are gone. NFL owners unanimously approved the sale of the Commanders to a group led by Josh Harris for $6.05 billion.

When news broke Thursday afternoon, there were multiple parties throughout the DMV, celebrating Harris’ arrival as Washington’s new owner.

Meanwhile, everything was quiet from the outgoing owners.

On Friday, that changed as Dan and Tanya Snyder released a statement:

We congratulate the Harris Ownership Group on yesterday’s unanimous League approval of their purchase of the Washington Commanders. We are proud to have built the most diverse leadership group of any NFL Team, including having the highest representation of women, underrepresented groups, and the first full time black female coach in League history.

We are immensely grateful to the best fans in football, the Commanders’ faithful, for the passion and unwavering support they have shown for this team and those who represented it on and off the field. From the players who battled every week for that extra inch, to those who worked behind the scenes to enhance every facet of the organization, we thank you for your hard work, dedication and commitment to our team, fans, pursuit of excellence and most importantly, to each other.

Being stewards of this historic organization for the last quarter century has been the privilege of a lifetime. When we bought the team nearly 25 years ago, Dan was quoted as saying “I’m a fan. A huge fan. It’s that simple.” That is as true today as it was then. During our next chapter, we are looking forward to spending time with family and devoting our energy to the causes that matter very much to us, including furthering our long-standing support of breast cancer research.

Harris, along with co-owners Mitchell Rales, Magic Johnson, David Blitzer and Mark Ein were introduced at FedEx Field Friday, which ended with them attending the Commanders training camp pep rally.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire