Washington owner Dan Snyder and his wife Tanya will not be at Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, after coming into contact with someone who recently tested positive for coronavirus.
Washington team physician Dr. Anthony Casolaro said in a statement that the Snyders tested negative for the virus, but are missing the game out of “an abundance of caution.”
According to vice president of media Julie Donaldson, this will be the first Washington game the Snyders won’t attend in 21 years of owning the team.
“Although he Snyders will not be present at today’s game in Arizona against the Cardinals, the health and safety of hose with whom they may come into contact is paramount,” Casolao said in a statement. “They will be with the team in spirit, watching the game from home and rooting for a Washington victory.”
Coming off an upset victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington looks to improve to 2-0 on the season on Sunday.
The last few months have been tumultuous for Snyder, who was accused of inappropriate conduct by a former cheerleader in an incident from 2004. Snyder has denied the allegation, but Washington faces an investigation into its workplace after 42 women accused former team officials of sexual harassment.
Snyder is also facing a battle with his minority owners and is overseeing a name change for the once-proud franchise. Last week, Snyder told the Wall Street Journal that he hasn’t ruled out keeping the team’s name as the Washington Football Team after retiring the moniker Redskins in July.