Dan Snyder, owner of Washington’s NFL team, is the subject of an explosive new article from The Washington Post. The Post’s article outlines claims against Snyder’s close associates, including accusations of sexual harassment leveled against members of Washington’s organization by 15 female employees.
Exclusive: Fifteen women who worked for Redskins allege sexual harassment by former scouts and members of owner Daniel Snyder’s inner circle https://t.co/MwMTOFupF9
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 16, 2020
Recently, the team made headlines by announcing that Washington will change the nickname they’ve held since 1933 due to its racial connotations. Snyder has been the head of the franchise since purchasing the team from the estate of Jack Kent Cooke in 1999.
Signs pre-empting the release of the Thursday afternoon article started to become evident with the retirement of longtime announcer Larry Michael, rumored to be connected to the allegations leveled against Snyder’s inner circle.
ESPN Senior Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that Washington minority owners are looking to sell their shares in the team, a move said to be related to the aforementioned allegations.
Minority shareholders of Washington’s NFL team have hired the investment bank, Moag & Company, to vet buyers and to sell their stake in the team, per a league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 16, 2020