Washington owner Snyder vows culture change amid allegations

Dan Snyder
Posted at 12:21 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 14:22:06-04

WASHINGTON -- Washington NFL owner Dan Snyder says he’s committed to improving the culture inside the team after allegations of sexual harassment.

The NFL says it will wait for a law firm’s review before taking action and isn't yet launching its own investigation.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 female former employees said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team.

Snyder says the behavior described in the story “has no place in our franchise or society.”

He hired local law firm to make an independent review of team policies, culture and allegations of workplace misconduct.

Here's Snyder's full statement:

"The behavior described in yesterday’s Washington Post article has no place in our franchise or society.

This story has strengthened my commitment to setting a new culture and standard for our team, a process that began with the hiring of Coach Rivera earlier this year.

Beth Wilkinson and her firm are empowered to do a full, unbiased investigation and make any and all requisite recommendations. Upon completion of her work, we will institute new policies and procedures and strengthen our human resources infrastructure to not only avoid these issues in the future but most importantly create a team culture that is respectful and inclusive of all."