Well, well, well, look who’s here? Bryan & Gumbi reemerge from our offseason slumber for another edition of the Cult of Colt Podcast and unlike the Commanders’ owner we’re here and we’re ready to talk about the past. It’s been another banner week in Burgundy & Gold land – you know the type, where there is A Lot Going On, but not much of it has to do with what our podcast is ostensibly supposed to be about, you know… football.
Instead, we’re forced to take a deep dive into the House Oversight Committee’s most recent testimony involving the NFL Comish himself and 29 pages of must-read evidence detailing working for Dan Snyder.
JUST IN: Before the House Oversight Committee hearing, they release memo with findings alleging Commanders owner Dan Snyder fostered hostile workplace, launched shadow investigation to discredit accusers, questions true independence of NFLs investigation. Specifies here: pic.twitter.com/IqhIxYxfgG— David Kaplan (@DKaplanFox5DC) June 22, 2022
While the Ginger Hammer was forced to serve as a very-well-compensated meat shield for his bosses (the owners) he let us know that he is Very Disappointed And Concerned and will be Looking Very Seriously at the Commanders workplace issues but… also that there’s not much to see here, so move along.
On the other hand, we did the assignment and read through the memo so that you don’t have to (but honestly, if you’re here and reading, you probably should?) footnotes and all. Much of what we found represents a very on-the-record public account of what we mostly already knew courtesy of some dogged reporting from the Washington Post over the past two years and some very courageous vocalization from those who have been impacted by the toxic work environment overseen by Dan Snyder since 1999. That said, were unquestionably some new tidbits that came to light that paint a fuller picture of the full extent of the shit-baggery in the halls of the team facility and of the team’s private jet.
From the congressional testimony records: Former COO David Pauken alleges that Dan Snyder brought what he assumed were prostitutes on a Final Four trip. pic.twitter.com/N0AsjvDDJP— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) June 23, 2022
Truly, who among us hasn’t put together a 100-page slide deck on our public enemies list? Totally normal stuff, huh?
Those “shadow” investigations included profiling reporters, including Liz Clarke of @washingtonpost. Creating PowerPoint presentations on journalists isn’t a good look—even here in DC. https://t.co/ymOmLyBpFQ pic.twitter.com/gROf6XKcQE— A.J. Perez (@byajperez) June 22, 2022
So put on your “Sell the Team Dan” shirt, adjust your reading glasses, grab a stiff drink, and hang on… We’re getting down and dirty on this episode of The Cult of Colt.
Still working through the hundreds of pages but it’s going to be hard to beat the Sour Milk Story. This is from David Pauken’s testimony. pic.twitter.com/SxuQSiftFh— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) June 23, 2022
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