The Redskins name has been a point of controversy and it is finally being changed after owner Dan Snyder finishes his "review". So why is that not the biggest story for Washington's fans right now? Because there have been rumors and teases of a huge story coming about that implicates a lot of the top people at Redskins Park. From executives to coaches, and possibly even Dan Snyder himself.
The whispers started on Sunday night before Washington's name announcement the following morning. They have continued throughout the week with some national personalities chiming in.
A real busy week. And it’s not all going to be about the name and it’s not all going to be pretty. https://t.co/5seER7VsLG— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) July 13, 2020
I’ve been told it has to do with the front office firings of Alex Santos and Richard Mann II.— Scott Abraham (@ScottABC7) July 13, 2020
Again no details, no specifics. Sorry people...I’m waiting just like you. https://t.co/Y0HoqIhYsU
What’s coming is disappointing and sad.— Julie Donaldson (@JDonaldsonNBCS) July 14, 2020
sexism and racism is bad . Now you will soon read why people lost jobs “Santos ,Mann” and how bad was in the organization in regards to that . Story about it is coming out soon . Really is sad and disappointing.— Jsteelz (@jsteelznskins) July 14, 2020
The warped and toxic culture of the Washington Football Team is about to be exposed in a sickening fashion ... Again— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 14, 2020
The Redskins reportedly fired Director of Pro Personnel Alex Santos and Assistant Director of Pro Personnel Richard Mann II. These two former executives will reportedly be named in whatever mess is being reported. Chief Content Officer/Senior VP/”Voice of the Redskins” Larry Michael suddenly announced his retirement yesterday after 16+ years with the organization.
There hasn’t been a single word from Redskins Park to confirm any of these moves. The only announcement was that Jeff Scott was taking over Mann’s job. Eric Stokes is reportedly being brought over from the Panthers to replace Santos, but that’s not official yet. There was also a report that former Redskins great Don Warren was being hired for Mann's job, but that isn't happening now.
The endless stream of teases has annoyed fans, but has started to paint a bad picture of whats coming out today.. Some of the messages have gone beyond simple implication and stated flatly that the coming bad news is connected directly to the firings of two senior executives, Alex Santos and Richard Mann. The words “sexism” and “racism” have been thrown out there, along with the description, “toxic culture”, so we have some strong hints about the nature of the coming revelations.
Dan Snyder's minority partners in ownership of the team all want out. They pushed him for a name change, but they are also reportedly not interested in partnering with him personally. Did they know the hammer was dropping soon?
One question that might be popping up in your mind right now is why there seems to be so much mystery here. Why are reporters “teasing” this story instead of reporting it?
The answer seems to be that people in the media have heard rumors, or they have sources who are unwilling to go on record yet — that the bad news is out there in unreportable form until someone can meet the usual standards of journalism needed to publicly break the story. Why do I feel as if I may be reading the first official account of this on TMZ?
Re: Redskins drama. I’ve heard the same rumors as everybody else, but I don’t have the goods, so I’m not going to offer vague promises of goods from others.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) July 15, 2020
Hope whoever has them posts them on twitter dot com when they’re ready to share. I’ll retweet.
Then there is this thread from an old friend of the site:
Front office and team personnel fucking media members in exchange for scoops and leaks. Protecting leadership, coaches, players from getting in trouble with their wives, etc and then using that information for blackmail, leaks and to keep people obedient (Gruden, Allen, McLovin).— Harrison Weinhold (@RadioHarrison) July 16, 2020
We can trace this back to the catfish no one looked into because they were all feeding "her" scoops (JLC), RG3's dick pics, the cheerleader scandal, all the way up to today when almost every real story broken by media is a leak made available through horse-trading.— Harrison Weinhold (@RadioHarrison) July 16, 2020
An ongoing joke in Washington has been "Bruce Allen must have something on Dan Snyder..."— Harrison Weinhold (@RadioHarrison) July 16, 2020
Yeah, that wassn't a joke. And I guess we'll know the details tomorrow.
4. go to the team a couple days before you publish, tell them what you know, get a reaction— Harrison Weinhold (@RadioHarrison) July 16, 2020
5. team goes in full crisis management mode - FUCK CHANGE THE NAME. FUCK FIRE THOSE DUDES. FUCK FUCK
6. Story drops.
7. "yeah we fucked up, we're changing stuff now - see? the name?"
Let's all live in reality here. They're handling this no better than they handle a bad player signing or a bad leak. It's obvious CYA (cover your ass) stuff that won't work. This is sex scandal stuff and possible Rooney rule violations (again, only Bruce could know that). wake up— Harrison Weinhold (@RadioHarrison) July 16, 2020
what's to understand? the team made multiple women sign NDA's and paid them off after he sexually harassed or assaulted them. This isn't news if you've been remotely paying attention to the team. Its the entire front office culture there and has been for over a decade.— Harrison Weinhold (@RadioHarrison) July 16, 2020
Yall really think its a coincidence that Bruce Allen got fired and 6-7 months later this story breaks? His lawyers probably told him he needed to get out in front of this, regardless of his NDA. He won't be a named source, but no one else would have had this level of information.— Harrison Weinhold (@RadioHarrison) July 16, 2020
There are very serious accusations flying around, and even speculation that this could lead to Dan Snyder losing his team. We'll have you covered whenever this story is finally released.
Source on forthcoming news involving the Washington NFL team, "lawyers are involved."— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 16, 2020
Translation: there were, are and will be lawyers. https://t.co/QSpRrv7zg3— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) July 16, 2020