The NFL said Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder was “held accountable” for the investigation into his franchise that resulted in the resignation of former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. Despite league commissioner Roger Goodell addressing the matter in October amidst the league not releasing any details of the investigation other than a summary, The Washington Post is reporting Snyder wasn’t cooperating fully with the investigation.
Per The Post, Snyder’s attorneys allegedly tried to block a key accuser from speaking with attorney Beth Wilkinson, who led the investigation into the Football Team over the past year. More than a dozen former Washington employees alleged sexual harassment in the organization. which led to a full investigation by the league. Washington was fined $10 million by the NFL for its “highly unprofessional” environment.
Snyder, who stepped down from running the day-to-day operations of the team, allegedly had his attorneys try to prevent the 2009 accuser from speaking to Wilkinson — seeking to secure “silence” and “noncooperation” from his accuser. Snyder’s attorneys denied the claim.
The Washington owner also allegedly took former employees to court in an attempt to identify them. Snyder allegedly hired private investigators who showed up uninvited to their homes and contacted friends and relatives in an attempt to intimidate and discourage them from participating in the investigation.
Snyder was also reportedly offended that former team president Bruce Allen didn’t send him a text message congratulating him on the hire of Ron Rivera in January of 2020. Allen was the recipient of Gruden’s…