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Va. lawmaker working on Commanders bill now says it shouldn’t be a priority

April 23rd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

There is fresh skepticism coming from Virginia’s General Assembly related to efforts to lure the Washington Commanders to the state as the team looks for a new stadium location.

WTOP reports a six-member committee, made up of three senators and three delegates, is working on legislation that would pave the way for a new stadium, but one of the committee members said he now has concerns about allegations the team is facing.

“Our job is to get to the bottom of any questions that could be lingering out there before moving forward,” said Democratic Del. Cliff Hayes.

Hayes was reacting to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which said the Commanders engaged in potentially unlawful financial conduct. The committee found evidence of deceptive business practices over the span of more than a decade, including withholding ticket revenue from visiting teams and refundable deposits from fans