Matthew McConaughey is interested in "becoming an investor/co-owner" of the Washington Commanders, a source close to the Oscar-winning actor told NBC News on Tuesday.
McConaughey is "exploring that possibility either leading a team or joining one" in a bid to purchase the embattled and storied NFL franchise, the source added. The actor is in the "early stages and is looking at all his options," according to the source.
A spokesperson for the Washington Commanders declined to comment when contacted by NBC News. "We are not commenting on who has or has not expressed interest," the Commanders said.
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Last week, current Commanders owners Dan and Tanya Snyder said that they've retained Bank of America Securities to explore a potential sale of the team.
The Commanders' front office and Dan Snyder have faced multiple investigations including a congressional probe and two NFL inquiries into toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual harassment.
Dan Snyder has been a divisive figure for a large part of his more than 20 years of team ownership. He was forced to give up day-to-day operations of the team as part of an agreement with the NFL. Tanya Snyder assumed those duties.
McConaughey, 53, has been Washington football fan since he was a child. He is one of several potential bidders for the 90-year-old franchise.
Kevin Durant, the Brooklyn Nets power forward and Washington, D.C., native, told ESPN this week that he was interested in joining a bid for the team.