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Jeff Bezos questioned about becoming NFL owner, says 'we'll have to wait and see'

The Snyder family previously announced it had hired Bank of America Securities to explore "potential transactions" of the Washington Commanders.

WASHINGTON — The questioning from CNN's Chloe Melas elicited smiles and a few laughs: Could Executive Chair of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, soon add NFL owner to his resume?

Bezos said he'd heard the buzz surrounding the possibility but added that there's "Not much I can say about that right now."

Although the Washington Commanders were not brought up specifically, it could be a natural connection for Bezos, who participated in the interview from his home in the District. The Washington Post has previously reported that their owner, Bezos, has expressed interest in purchasing the team, and that he may team up with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z to do it. 

Bezos is worth $200 billion. 

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Bezos' partner and journalist-turned-philanthropist Lauren Sánchez also appeared amused at the line of questioning. 

"I do like football," she said with a laugh.

Melas went on to add that Bezos at Amazon has the rights to Thursday night football and questioned if he would consider owning a team someday an aspiration.

"Well, I grew up in Houston, Texas, and I played football growing up as a kid," Bezos said. "It is my favorite sport; we'll just have to wait and see."

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder has already taken the first steps toward selling the team. The Snyder family announced it had hired Bank of America Securities to explore "potential transactions" on Wednesday, but did not say whether that means they plan to sell the team. For the team's part, they told WUSA9 they are not commenting on who has or has not expressed interest in buying the team.

WATCH: The full Bezos interview with CNN

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