- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 10, 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is interested in owning an NFL team and has become close with league owners, including Washington’s Dan Snyder, according to a new report from CBS Sports. 

Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that “some believe” Bezos could help the Redskins’ pursuit of a new stadium, as well. 

“Perhaps even with an Amazon sponsorship,” La Canfora writes. 

The Redskins are in the midst of trying to build a new stadium with FedEx Field’s lease set to expire in 2027. Team president Bruce Allen said over the summer that an announcement for the new venue could come “within a year.” He said the deadline to make a decision is 2022. 

Bezos, meanwhile, is moving to the District, according to CBS Sports. The Amazon CEO has strong support from the league’s owners for purchasing a team, though no club is up for sale at the moment. Bezos has reportedly spent “considerable time” with Snyder and others. 

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