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Snyder denounces behavior of DC football team employees; NFL to wait on penalties

July 17th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Daniel Snyder, the owner of Washington’s football team since 1999, released a statement Friday morning related to the allegations of workplace misconduct made against staff members in a Washington Post story on Thursday.

Though a number of the franchise’s executives were accused of sexual harassment by female employees, there are no allegations of misconduct against Snyder himself.

Fifteen women who worked for the team from 2015 to 2019 told The Washington Post they had to deal with sexual harassment and verbal abuse by former scouts and members of Snyder’s inner circle. Three of the men named in the article recently left the team.

Attorney Beth Wilkinson of D.C. law firm Wilkinson and Walsh has been hired by the team to conduct an independent review of the organization’s protocols, including its culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct.

Snyder released the following statement on Friday morning:

The behavior described in yesterday’s Washington Post article has no place in our franchise or society.

 

This story has strengthened my commitment to setting a new culture and standard for our team, a process that began with the hiring of Coach Rivera earlier this year.

 

Beth Wilkinson and her firm are empowered to do a full, unbiased investigation and make any and all requisite recommendations. Upon completion of her work, we will institute new policies and procedures and strengthen our human resources infrastructure to not only avoid these issues in the future but most importantly create a team culture that is respectful and inclusive of all.

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