Attorneys insist Dan Snyder will only testify 'voluntarily' before House Committee


Dan Snyder's attorneys have responded to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which requested that the Commanders owner accept a subpoena to testify on July 28, by saying that Snyder intends to testify "voluntarily" rather than under subpoena.

Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney had accepted Snyder's offer to testify on July 28, provided that he first accept service of a subpoena issued on June 24.

"Under the circumstances, there is no valid basis to issue a subpoena for Mr. Snyder's testimony. We intend that he will testify voluntarily on July 28, as he has long agreed and looks forward to the opportunity to do," Snyder's attorney, Karen Patton Seymour, wrote back on Wednesday, the deadline by which the committee stipulated Snyder must accept service.

Snyder had previously offered to testify via video conference in July, according to a report from ESPN, with Snyder's attorney explaining that Snyder planned to be in Israel for "much of July" and "into August" to observe the one-year anniversary of his mother's death.