More hassle is brewing for Dan Snyder and the Washington Commanders.
On Thursday, Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl A. Racine introduced that his office filed a civil lawsuit in opposition to Snyder, the Commanders, the NFL and league commissioner Roger Goodell, saying they colluded to suppress an impartial investigation and deceive clients and uphold their funds.
“Faced with public outrage over detailed and widespread allegations of sexual misconduct and a persistently hostile work environment at the Team, Defendants made a series of public statements to convince District consumers that this dysfunctional and misogynistic conduct was limited and that they were fully cooperating with an independent investigation,” the lawsuit states, according to the Washington Post. “These statements were false and calculated to mislead consumers so they would continue to support the Team financially without thinking that they were supporting such misconduct.”
On Wednesday, after Racine’s office introduced a press convention, the Commanders lashed out, invoking the taking pictures of rookie working again Brian Robinson and castigating Racine for not having a greater maintain on the town’s crime. Robinson’s agent was not pleased about how the group used his shopper to make a degree, and the Commanders finally issued one other assertion strolling that half again.
The lawsuit accuses the Commanders of constructing “public misrepresentations, omissions, and ambiguities of material fact.” Therefore, the swimsuit is looking for “financial penalties under the CPPA for every incident in which the Commanders, Mr. Snyder, the NFL, and Commissioner Goodell lied to District residents dating back to July 2020.”
Snyder, the Commanders and the NFL “could face millions of dollars in penalties,” the swimsuit says.
The swimsuit seeks a courtroom order to compel the NFL to launch the findings of an investigation, carried out by Beth Wilkinson, about workplace misconduct within the Commanders group.
“OAG’s thorough investigation revealed that the Commanders, the NFL, and their executives, Mr. Snyder and Commissioner Goodell, worked to prevent District residents from learning the truth and keep profiting,” Racine stated in an announcement. “They publicly promised to fully cooperate with an independent investigation into the toxic work environment and sexual harassment within the Commanders organization and promised results the fans could trust. But behind the scenes, Mr. Snyder waged an interference campaign to cover up years of harassment. And the NFL let him do it, betraying fans’ trust by enabling Mr. Snyder to have a say at the end of the investigation into him and the Commanders.”
Earlier in November, Snyder employed Bank of America “to consider potential transactions” for the Commanders, an announcement many consider to be a euphemism for exploring promoting the crew.