Congress questions independence of NFL’s Washington probe

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Members of Congress say an investigation into sexual harassment of women employed by Washington’s NFL franchise was not as independent as the team and the league claimed.

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform released documents that showed the league and the team agreed to pursue a “joint legal strategy” related to the probe. The private agreement was signed days after the league said it had taken over an investigation of the team initiated by owner Dan Snyder.

The committee also found that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asked that the investigation’s findings be delivered to him orally, rather than in a written report.


PHOTO INFO: House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., speaks during the House Oversight Committee during a roundtable “Examining the Washington Football Team’s Toxic Workplace Culture” on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2022. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)


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Former Washington Commanders employees and members of Congress are pressuring the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell to release a report about the team's history of sexual harassment and its sexist, hostile workplace culture. The NFL took over an investigation of the team that was initiated by owner Dan Snyder, ultimately fining him $10 million. But it did not release a report detailing the probe's findings. Six former team employees told […]

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