The NFL has issued a statement on the accusations made in yesterday's Washington Post article about the Washington football organization. Several executives were reportedly involved in sexual harassment of employees and reporters, and they have either been fired (Alex Santos and Richard Mann II) or retired (Larry Michael). Washington has also retained a high-profile lawyer to review the organization's culture, policies, and accusations of workplace misconduct.
The statement called the accusations serious, disturbing, and contrary to the NFL's values. Now the question will be what kind of punishment, if any, will Dan Snyder and the organization receive from the league?
Based on the NFL’s statement, discipline could be coming to Washington. The team pledged cooperation and the league said it will “take any action based on the findings.” https://t.co/jsroNPp2lN— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 17, 2020
Adam Schefter was on SportsCenter yesterday after the Washington Post article was finally published. He talked about Washington's need to change their culture, the minority owners who want out, and possible discipline from the NFL.
Schefter acknowledged the possibility of the league handing down some sort of penalty in the aftermath of the story - a fine or even a loss of draft picks.
And then this deflating line:
“Dan Snyder is going to own the team and that’s not gonna change,”