How we got here: Washington Commanders through the Dan Snyder era

It’s official: The Dan Snyder era of the Washington football team is over.

NFL team owners voted Thursday to approve the record-breaking $6.05 billion sale of the team to a new ownership group led by Josh Harris.

The deal, when it was first unveiled in May, was the largest ever price tag for a North American professional sports franchise.

Now that the sale of the Commanders has been approved, take a look at the team’s history from its founding in Boston in 1932 to its most recent controversies, especially under the ownership of Snyder, an era which saw the team embroiled in allegations of workplace misconduct and sexual harassment, and years of protests that eventually led to a name change.

The Associated Press contributed to this timeline. 

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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