With all the negative headlines swirling around the Washington Commanders, the organization has little margin for error. Any mishap on and off the field gets magnified. On Wednesday, the Commanders suffered another public relation hit.
A fan who won a 50/50 raffle from the Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation, claims the $14,822 check bounced.
The prize was awarded for the Commanders’ Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Drew a Commanders’ season ticket holder from Rockville called Team980 to confirm to Chris Russell the check bounced. Drew claimed to have photos of the check as proof that was sent out last week.
His bank put him in contact with a representative of the team.
A Commanders spokesperson released a statement that the team is looking to resolve the situation.
“We’ve reached out to the fan and sent an electronic payment directly to his account,” the spokesman said, per Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post. “It was a bank error, and we have reached out to the bank to determine what happened, and to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”
The bounced check adds to the recent negative headlines surrounding the team. For instance, the team has fumbled the jersey retirement of the late Sean Taylor. Their home stadium, FedEx Field, has been in shambles. Attendance at home games has tumbled.
Currently, the team’s owner Dan Snyder is under fire amid being the subject of several ongoing investigations. Other NFL owners have reportedly grown tiresome and may be ready to oust Snyder.
Fortunately, the bounced check appears to be an honest mistake and was resolved with a positive outcome.