Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Commanders Boss Dan Snyder, House Committee Odds

WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) — Dan Snyder’s attorney told the Committee on Oversight and Reform to testify by video conference in connection with an investigation into the team’s workplace culture following widespread sexual harassment allegations by executives of the women’s staff club, which owns the Washington Commanders. are ready to

In a letter sent to the committee and obtained by the Associated Press, attorney Karen Patton Seymour said that Snyder is traveling outside the country and is available for video testimony on July 28 and 29.

Seymour expressed concern as the committee counted the dates that conflicted with his itinerary and those of Snyder.

“While I explained that the Snyder family commitments were spread over various dates in July and reiterated that July 28 or 29 were the earliest possible dates on which Mr. Snyder could appear, committee staff also declined to accept the proposed dates. refused, stating only that the committee would ‘determine how to proceed’.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified remotely from New York at a committee hearing last month.

According to a document released by the committee, Snyder conducted a “shadow investigation” that involved defaming former employees accused of sexual harassment at the workplace, hiring private investigators to intimidate witnesses, and obtaining phone records and emails. There was a demand to use foreign litigation on the pretext of before that hearing.

The 29-page memo alleges that Snyder tried to discredit those who accused him and other team officials of misconduct and to influence the team’s investigation conducted for the NFL by the firm of attorney Beth Wilkinson. Tried also.

Snyder’s lawyers presented the NFL with a 100-slide PowerPoint presentation that included “private text messages, emails, phone logs and call transcripts, and social media posts from approximately 50 individuals that Mr. That they were involved in a conspiracy to humiliate him,” the committee said.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Snyder described the report and hearing as a “politically charged show trial” and said Congress should not investigate “a football team issue addressed years ago.”

The NFL fined the team $10 million last year, and Snyder is away from his daily activities after Wilkinson presented his findings to Goodell.

However, the league did not release a written report of Wilkinson’s findings, a decision Goodell said was intended to protect the privacy of former employees who spoke to the investigators.

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