Last Night, a report from the Washington Post tied several high-end Redskins officials to a culture of sexual harassment and brazenness.
The story indicated that fifteen female employees, throughout their time in Ashburn, felt a sense of fear and worthlessness when walking into the building. You can find the full report from the Washington Post here.
Here is my take on the matter:
While not directly implicated, team owner Dan Snyder has a problem on a number of levels. If he knew about it (and I think he had to) then he is complicit and as the owner, the buck has to stop with him for allowing it.
If he didn’t know about it he is guilty of gross neglect for the employees of his organization whom he should be providing a safe working environment for.
On a wider level, the two drivers for the NFL and owners are reputation and of course money. This kind of story does serious damage to the wider reputation of the NFL particularly during the #MeToo era.
Snyder has already dragged the league through the mud indirectly with the name drama. Finally, as with the name it ultimately comes down to bottom line. If the league and particularly the other owners think his continuing presence is bad for business and bottom line, they may act. Whether they do or not, who knows. That’s not to mention pressure from women’s groups, sponsors etc.
I’d say he is on very thin ice.
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