NFL to open another investigation into sexual misconduct claims against Commanders owner Dan Snyder

The recently renamed D.C. football team is facing investigations from Congress and the NFL.
Owner Daniel Snyder of the Washington Commanders

The National Football League says it will conduct its own investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct made against Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder. 

The allegations emerged last week during a House Oversight and Reform Committee "roundtable," held as the panel investigates accusations against the team and its leadership.

Tiffani Johnston, a former team cheerleader and marketing manager, claims Snyder harassed her during a work-related dinner. Snyder denies the accusation. 

An NFL spokesperson says the league "will review and consider Ms. Johnston's allegations as we would any others regarding workplace conduct at the Washington Commanders." 

The team was previously named the Washington Redskins, then the Washington Football Team.

The league previously conducted an investigation into claims of workplace misconduct against the team, which led to a $10 million fine for Snyder but no publicly disclosed findings. 

Snyder, whose ownership of the club spans two decades, says Johnston's claims are "outright lies." The team, however, is "committed to a thorough and independent investigation of Ms. Johnston’s allegations, and pledges full cooperation with the investigation," read a statement from the club. 

"Dan Snyder cannot be trusted to lead an investigation into the serious allegations against him that emerged at the Committee’s roundtable, and the NFL must commit not just to investigate, but to do so with complete transparency," said New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D), who is leading the congressional probes related to the team.