Well the story has surfaced. Fifteen former female employees of the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins have alleged that people in the front office had displayed sexual misconduct towards them.
These allegations include former scouts Alex Santos and Richard Mann II, as well as suddenly retired “Voice of the Redskins” Larry Micheal. Daniel Snyder and fired front office Bruce Allen could not be reached or would not give comment on these allegations according to the Washington Post.
While Snyder was not named, this allegedly went on for years, and it cannot go unnoticed that omission of intervention in the face of knowledge is just as bad as doing the crime. Condoning this type of behavior to employees needs an answer, which the owner will have to be accountable for it.
It had been reported earlier that the team has hired a lawyer , Beth Wilkinson, to look over the teams organizational policies. Wilkinson, who did her undergraduate work at Princeton, and received her Juris Doctorate at the University of Virginia, is a expert trial lawyer that is well known in sport circles. She has represented the NFL in a national antitrust lawsuit brought by punitive class members challenging the leagues broadcast arrangement for its Sunday Ticket Package. She has represented the NCAA as well as the MLB.
We will certainly plan to hear a statement soon from the team in regards to these allegations . The players are undoubtedly in limbo, trying to keep a positive stance in a very negative team franchise at the moment, with multiple issues needing attention. Players, the fans are behind you even if right now, the future and your name is uncertain.