The House Oversight committee has called upon the National Football League to produce evidence that Dan Snyder – the owner of the Washington Football Team – materially interfered with the league's investigation into the team.
"It has become clear that Dan Snyder’s words and actions regarding the investigation into the Washington Football Team do not align. While Mr. Snyder publicly stated that he wanted independent investigators to ferret out the truth, today’s reporting suggests that he was privately trying to obstruct the efforts of the very investigator he hired in an effort to conceal damaging information," said committee Chairwoman and New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney.
Maloney also said the "disturbing revelations have only strengthened the committee’s commitment to uncovering the truth in this matter. The NFL must honor Commissioner [Roger] Goodell’s promise to cooperate with Congress and fully comply with the committee's request for documents."
Earlier this week, The Washington Post detailed in a lengthy report that Snyder allegedly sent private investigators to the homes of potential witnesses in an attempt to obstruct the league's investigation into reports of workplace misconduct inside team offices.
Committee member Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) said in a statement, "Snyder will stop at nothing. To get to the bottom of this story, NFL must immediately turn over all evidence of Snyder's interference and the other documents we requested over a month ago."
Reps. Maloney and Krishnamoorthi have, over the last several weeks, sent letters to both the NFL and the Washington Football team requesting that they release attorney Beth Wilkinson's full report on the investigation into the team's alleged workplace misconduct.
Following the conclusion of the league's investigation in July, the Washington Football Team was fined $10 million and top executives were required to attend bullying and unconscious bias training.