D.C. attorney general sues Washington Commanders and NFL over alleged secret deal to deceive fans

by | Nov 10, 2022 | Business

The attorney general of Washington, D.C., on Thursday sued the Commanders and owner Dan Snyder, as well as the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell, for allegedly deceiving D.C. residents about the team’s alleged toxic culture for its own financial gain.Attorney General Karl Racine alleges the team and its owner lied to the district’s residents about allegations of the team’s toxic culture and sexual harassment, in order to keep the truth from D.C. residents and protect profits.Racine said Thursday the NFL and Goodell worked with Snyder and the Commanders in misleading the public about a probe into the allegations and the toxic culture the organization maintained over the years.”The Commanders and the NFL secretly entered into an agreement about the investigation that the public didn’t know about,” Racine said, pointing to evidence gathered by his office during its yearlong investigation.Snyder, who has owned the team since 1999, and the Commanders have been the subject of recent investigations by both the House Oversight Committee and the NFL for sexual harassment and financial misconduct. “Over two years ago, Dan and Tanya Snyder acknowledged that an unacceptable workplace culture …

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