House panel: NFL Commanders owner Snyder interfered in probe, surveilled sexual harassment accusers

The committee said that "Snyder sent private investigators to the homes of former employees" even after the NFL told him to stop.

Updated: December 8, 2022 - 1:12pm

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A House committee issued a report Thursday accusing Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder of perpetuating a workplace culture of "sexual harassment, bullying, and other toxic conduct" and attempting to chill witnesses in the congressional investigation.

Attorney Beth Wilkinson was hired in July 2020 to conduct a year-long investigation by the Democrat-led House Oversight and Reform Committee into allegations of sexual harassment within the Washington, D.C., football organization.

The panel's 79-page report release Thursday concluded "the NFL was aware of Mr. Snyder’s surveillance, harassment, and intimidation of his accusers throughout the Wilkinson Investigation."

The committee said that during the Wilkinson probe, "Snyder sent private investigators to the homes of former employees" even after the NFL told him to stop doing so.

"The NFL was aware of Mr. Snyder's serious interference with the Wilkinson Investigation but failed to take adequate action to prevent it," the committee said.

The "toxic work culture" at the football team began as early as 2001 and continued for about two decades, the House found.

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