After an independent investigation, the National Football League has fined the Washington Football Team $10 million and the team owner Dan Snyder is moving away from day-to-day operations. The investigation found the WFT’s workplace “highly unprofessional,” especially for women.
Beth Wilkinson’s investigation that began last summer revealed that ownership and senior officials paid little attention to sexual harassment and other workplace issues. The NFL says Wilkinson interviewed more than 150 people, including current and former employees. The leagues special counsel for investigations Lisa Friel described it as a culture of fear. “The culture at the club was very toxic and fell short of the NFL’s values and we hold ownership to a higher standard,” Friel said.
Dan Snyder’s wife Tanya is said to be in charge for the “next several months.” Tanya Snyder was named co-CEO on this past Tuesday.
Twitter Reactions To “Washington Football Team” Name Change
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No name change, we are the Washington Football Team. Established in 1932. Still in burgundy and gold. The team wants to get this right. It’s clean. Sharp. Classy.— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) July 23, 2020
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Ready to roll! To represent my family and the DMV area. Here’s to a great season! pic.twitter.com/2mQDQhjXkq— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) July 23, 2020
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Even though this name is clearly temporary, I appreciate the organization moving at an accelerated pace towards some progress prior to this @NFL season.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 23, 2020
For the love of the game - I vote,
*sang Maui style
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Just waking back up from my pregame nap to see about The Washington Football team??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Is that real?? No way! Oh man they had a thorough intense long board meeting about that one huh. 🥴🤦🏾♂️— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 23, 2020
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Who you play for? The Washington football team.. naw that ain’t it 😂— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 23, 2020
For some reason that alone makes me feel it won’t be a football season.. I’m sad seriously
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The Washington football team damn that’s the last thing I was expecting 😂🤣— Oshane Ximines (@OshaneXimines) July 23, 2020