DC Attorney General files civil case against Commanders, Snyder, NFL, Goodell

Racine alleged that the football entities colluded "to deceive" D.C. residents about an investigation into sexual assault claims and toxic workplace culture.

Updated: November 10, 2022 - 2:10pm

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The District of Columbia attorney general announced Thursday that his office is filing a consumer protection lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, the football team's owner Dan Snyder, the NFL and league Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Democrat Attorney General Karl Racine alleged that the football entities colluded "to deceive" D.C. residents about an investigation into sexual assault claims and toxic workplace culture to increase profits. 

"After public reporting revealed that sexual misconduct, harassment, and misogyny ran rampant for decades at the team, the defendants promised DC residents that the league was going to fix this toxic culture, including by fully cooperating with an independent investigation," Racine tweeted. "That was all a lie."

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