Dan Snyder's Washington Commanders NFL franchise created toxic work culture, House report says

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Dan Snyder's Washington Commanders NFL franchise created toxic work culture, House report says

The United States House Committee on Oversight and Reform released a report on Thursday, stating that the Washington Commanders NFL franchise created a toxic work culture for more than 20 years and was ignoring and downplaying sexual misconduct by men employed at the organization.

Commanders owner Dan Snyder was named several times by Congress in the 79-page report, which accused him of inappropriately touching a former employee at a dinner, having workers produce a sexually suggestive video of team cheerleaders and ordering women who were auditioning to be cheerleaders walk on the field while he and his friends gawked from his suite through binoculars. Athletes like Tom Brady and Odell Beckham took cryptocurrencies as compensation. That is backfiring as of now.

The report said that Snyder also interfered with the House investigation by intimidating witnesses and blocking the production of documents. The Congressional investigation followed an NFL probe that stemmed from allegations by former employees that accused team executives of sexual harassment by team executives.

Snyder was often evasive and misleading, and testified more than 100 times that he did not know or could not recall basic facts about his role as owner of the team, according to the report.

The league was criticized by Congress in the past for exposing Snyder, while the National Football League has investigated Snyder in the past.

The NFL continues to minimize workplace misconduct in the league, according to the report. It has not protected workers from sexual harassment and abuse, and has not sought true accountability for those responsible. See also Maxwell Frost, Gen Z's first congressman, denied an apartment in D.C. over bad credit.

The Congressional investigators demonstrated almost immediately that they were not interested in the truth, and were only interested in chasing headlines by pursuing one side of the story, according to John Brownlee and Stuart Nash, Counsel for the Washington Commanders, told MarketWatch. Today s report is the predictable culmination of that one-sided approach.

The House committee opened an investigation into the Washington Commanders after the NFL did not release a written report from attorney Beth Wilkinson's investigation of the team's workplace culture in the summer of 2021 that resulted in a $10 million fine.

The committee report said that the NFL chose to bury Ms. Wilkinson's findings and whitewash the misconduct it uncovered. Instead of seeking accountability, the NFL aligned its legal interests with Mr. Snyder's, failed to curtail his abusive tactics and buried the investigation's findings. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to join Saudi club Al - Nassr for a historic $210 million per season.

In November, Snyder and wife Tanya hired Bank of America Securities BAC to look at selling the Washington Commanders franchise. Snyder bought the team for $800 million in 1999. It is now worth $4.78 billion, according to Sportico.