The District of Columbia Attorney General’s Office announced a lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder, the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, alleging that the parties colluded to “deceive” the public on an investigation into alleged toxic workplace culture.
Attorney General Karl A. Racine released a lengthy statement on Twitter, accusing the NFL of “turn(ing) a blind eye to Snyder’s extensive efforts to silence or intimidate witnesses.”
“After public reporting revealed that sexual misconduct, harassment, and misogyny ran rampant for decades at the team, the defendants promised DC residents that the league was going to fix this toxic culture, including by fully cooperating with an independent investigation,” Racine wrote.
“That was all a lie. Instead, the NFL turned a blind eye to Snyder’s extensive efforts to silence or intimidate witnesses, and the NFL and Commanders entered into a secret agreement that gave Snyder power to veto the release of any results.”
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