WASHINGTON (AP) – Two Congressmen who previously asked the NFL for transparency into an investigation into sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior by the Washington Football team are now calling on the league to provide evidence of club owner Daniel Snyder’s interference in the investigation.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York who chairs the House Oversight Committee, and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee, made their final motion on Tuesday.
It came after a report posted on the Washington Post website said that “attorneys and private investigators working on Snyder’s behalf took steps that potential witnesses viewed … as an attempt to disrupt the NFL’s investigation.”
“While Mr Snyder publicly stated that he wanted independent investigators to seek the truth, today’s coverage suggests that he has privately attempted to obstruct the efforts of the investigator he hired to conceal harmful information” Maloney said in a news release by a majority of the supervisory committee staff. “These disturbing revelations only added to the committee’s commitment to uncovering the truth on this matter.”
Krishnamoorthi said, “Snyder will stop at nothing. To get to the bottom of this story, the NFL must immediately release all evidence of Snyder’s interference and the other documents we requested over a month ago. “
Maloney and Krishnamoorthi sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on October 21 to receive all documents and communications related to the investigation.
On November 5, the two representatives called on the NFL and the Washington Football team to release individuals from nondisclosure agreements that would prevent them from discussing sexual harassment and workplace issues at the club.
The team hired attorney Beth Wilkinson in 2020 to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct within the organization.
The league later undertook that investigation and fined $ 10 million in July 2021.
The NFL said there was no written report of Wilkinson’s investigation.