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AP source: NFL now reviewing Commanders sale agreement

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the NFL is reviewing the sale agreement of the Washington Commanders. A group led by Josh Harris and Mitchell Rales that includes Magic Johnson agreed in principle last week to buy the team from longtime owner Dan Snyder for $6.05 billion. The group submitted a fully financed, non-exclusive bid for the Commanders. The league is now looking over […]

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House report: Snyder had role in ‘toxic’ Commanders culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Commanders created a "toxic work culture" for more than two decades, "ignoring and downplaying sexual misconduct" and what former female employees described as hundreds of instances of sexual harassment by men at the top levels of the organization, according to a report published Thursday by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The misconduct included Commanders owner Dan Snyder, who is accused of inappropriately touching […]

today12/09/2022 16


Snyder, Commanders, NFL, Goodell sued by DC attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia attorney general's office has filed a civil consumer protection lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced the civil complaint for colluding to deceive fans at a news conference. Racine says the team and league violated D.C. consumers' rights based on what they knew about the organization's workplace misconduct. The Commanders […]

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Congress tells FTC Commanders may have broken financial laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission saying it found evidence the NFL's Washington Commanders engaged in potentially unlawful financial conduct. The committee says the team withheld ticket revenue from visiting teams and refundable ticket deposits from season-ticket holders. The committee said emails, documents and statements made by former employees indicate team executives and owner Dan Snyder engaged in "a troubling, […]

today04/13/2022 6


Congress questions independence of NFL’s Washington probe

Members of Congress say an investigation into sexual harassment of women employed by Washington's NFL franchise was not as independent as the team and the league claimed. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform released documents that showed the league and the team agreed to pursue a "joint legal strategy" related to the probe. The private agreement was signed days after the league said it had taken over an investigation […]

today02/04/2022 8


Goodell pressured by Congress to release Washington report

Former Washington Commanders employees and members of Congress are pressuring the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell to release a report about the team's history of sexual harassment and its sexist, hostile workplace culture. The NFL took over an investigation of the team that was initiated by owner Dan Snyder, ultimately fining him $10 million. But it did not release a report detailing the probe's findings. Six former team employees told […]

today02/03/2022 11


Bills-Chiefs is most-watched TV program since Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's epic playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs was the most-watched event on television since the last Super Bowl. Nielsen said it reached nearly 43 million television viewers on Sunday night. During the fourth quarter in Kansas City, the game's audience share was 90 — meaning 90 percent of the television sets on at the time were tuned in to the […]

today01/26/2022 9


Washington to reveal new name on Feb. 2; won’t be RedWolves

Washington's NFL team says it will unveil its new name on Feb. 2. Team president Jason Wright confirmed that the name won't be Wolves or RedWolves. He cited trademark challenges for not going down that path that was popular among fans. Commanders, Defenders, Red Hogs, Armada, Sentinels, Admirals Presidents, Brigade and the status quo "Washington Football Team" were among the other finalists. The helmets and uniforms will still feature the […]

today01/05/2022 14


John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85

The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85. Madden's exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades. The league says he died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning and did not provide a cause. Coaching the renegade Oakland Raiders, Madden compiled a stellar 103-32-7 regular-season record and led his team to victory in the Super Bowl […]

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