RICHMOND — Making her first public comments since taking over temporary day-to-day operations of the franchise, Washington co-CEO Tanya Snyder addressed the team’s fans Saturday after practice — telling them the Burgundy-and-Gold were in a “new era” with coach Ron Rivera.
Earlier this month, the NFL fined the Washington Football Team $10 million following the conclusion of an investigation into the team’s sexual harassment scandal and announced owner Daniel Snyder would voluntarily reduce his role for several months. Days before the findings became public, Mrs. Snyder’s new title of co-CEO was revealed.
On Saturday, Mrs. Snyder only alluded to those changes, but expressed confidence in Rivera and the direction of the franchise.
“I have been on the sidelines for 22 years and I’m much more active and involved now with my husband,” Mrs. Snyder said. “We couldn’t be more excited about our new leadership that are wonderful. They’re so strong. Outside of football and the best in their class of everything they’ve done.
“So, you’re going to see a lot of great growth and listening to all of our fans, and we want to see you at the stadium.”
This was believed to be the first time a member of the Snyder family made a public address on Fan Appreciation Day in the eight years since the team started coming to Richmond. The crowd of thousands cheered after the conclusion of the speech.
Prior to the conclusion of practice, Mrs.…