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Roger Goodell Backs Dan Snyder In Interference Accusations

On Tuesday, Will Hobson and Liz Clarke accused owner Dan Snyder of attempting to obstruct the investigation into the workplace culture of the Washington Football Team. The article written by them in the Washington Post, detailed several ways that Snyder was alleged to have interfered with the work of lawyer and investigator Beth Wilkinson.

On Wednesday, league Commissioner Roger Goodell emphatically came to Snyder’s defense.

“We went through a very lengthy period of investigation and discussions. The one thing I can say with a 100% assurance is that it didn’t interfere with the work that our investigator did. We were able to access all the people that she wanted to access, have multiple conversations with those people. There’s always a little bit of a tug and a pull with particularly lawyers and law firms. That’s something that I think we were able to overcome and make sure that we came to the right conclusion.”

The team originally hired Wilkinson to look into the allegations of sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct at the organization.

Big Fine

The NFL ultimately took over that investigation and subsequently fined Washington $10 million. They stated that ownership and senior officials had paid little attention to sexual harassment and workplace issues. They concluded that “the culture at the club was toxic.” They did not release any of their findings publicly.

Amongst other things, the Post article alleged that a woman who had already been granted a settlement of $1.6 Million, was offered additional “hush money” by Snyder’s attorneys to not speak to Wilkinson.

Snyder’s attorneys of course denied the accusations.

The report also alleged that Snyder hired private investigators to harass and intimidate people from participating in the investigation.

As has become the norm, political pressure was applied by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) for the league to hand over any evidence regarding Snyder’s interference.

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Where Do Washington Rank Financially Amongst NFL Franchises?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the bottom line of sports organizations globally. Empty stadiums are unusually tough on the bottom line, but the NFL set the bar in 2020 on making money in the midst of a worldwide epidemic. NFL teams enjoyed a reported average of a 7% increase in overall team value last year. So where did Dan Snyder’s Football Team rank financially amongst the other NFL franchises?

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Expect a very potent Redskins offense in 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins offense, had a very tough 2013 season. RGIII was coming off knee surgery last off-season, which really hindered his development. He didn’t have the off-season workouts that most quarterbacks and receivers have. He had to spend all of last off-season rehabbing his surgically repaired right knee.

So what can we expect from Robert Griffin III in 2014? I personally expect a healthy and rejuvenated RGIII that will be the comeback player of the year next season. He now has an off-season to develop his game and to start finding a rhythm with his receivers. New Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, who worked with Andy Dalton in Cincinnati, can definitely help RGIII become a much better quarterback. Read More

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What’s Next in Washington

The last five games the Washington Redskins have played have been some of the most difficult to watch football that I can remember seeing in recent history. After each game I am left thinking, well, it can’t get worse than that. However that debacle that the team displayed yesterday was disgusting, embarrassing, and just plain shameful. Shame on the players, shame on Mike Shanahan, shame on the Redskins’ organization.

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Interview with Doc Walker: Part 3

In our third and final installment of our Doc Walker interview, he explains whether Chris Cooley will return to the burgundy and gold, gives extremely high praise to Trent Williams, talks about his relationship with Brian Mitchell, and the dynamic of working for a company owned by Redskins owner Dan Snyder.

Photo courtesy of DocWalker.com.


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Diatribe to Leonard Hankerson’s Doubters

Last week, prior to John Beck’s proclamation in his impromptu media session, I made it a point to remark that Leonard Hankerson may not have been to blame for the INT late in the game. I said it looked as though he made a read on the corner who bit down, and Beck threw it to where Hankerson would have been had he just contested Gamble for the catch instead of trying to make a play by getting open downfield. John Beck confirmed that, and whether he was just being the pro and leader and taking the bullet for his guy or not, is left to nothing but speculation. Read More

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Musings from Curmudgeon Corner

Posted from Curmudgeon Corner, Maine

As is typically the case, the Redskins are off to a fast start in the offseason championships. Heck, the regular season wasn’t even officially over, and we already had a 4 game lead over the competition after the hiring of Bruce Allen. Read More

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Musings from Curmudgeon Corner

Posted from Curmudgeon Corner, Maine

You know what they say about opinions…
I have no idea what the next few weeks may hold… but I suspect that there is some fun afoot.

My plan?
Re-sign Campbell. Work on building an OL for the future. If a QB falls to us, fine. But, what the heck… nobody listens to me since my dog died. Read More

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Expectations Too High?

So, it’s not unusual for there to be high optimism for Redskins fans during the offseason. This one feels real though. With Cerrato, Zorn and Campbell gone, replaced by Allen, Shanahan and McNabb it’s easy to see why Redskins fans are excited.

It doesn’t help matters much that Shanahan has said he expects to “win now.”

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Redskins 2010 Offseason

Here we go with another edition of “How to Spend Dan Snyder’s Money!” Also affectionately referred to as “Who Wants to be a Gazillionare!”

Fans are understandably nervous about the possibility of a lockout in 2011, but in the mean-time, it’s looking like 2010 will go uncapped. The rumors of what the Redskins would do in an uncapped year began the moment someone realized this was an actual possibility.

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