The N.F.L.’s commissioner defended the league’s investigation into harassment claims against the Washington Commanders, but offered no support of the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder, who did not appear.
In a memo, a Congressional panel said it found evidence that the Washington Commanders owner conducted a “shadow investigation” of accusers.
The N.F.L. franchise sent 102 pages of documents rebutting claims made by a former employee that the team failed to properly report ticket revenue and withheld refunds from fans.
In a 20-page letter sent to the F.T.C., a congressional committee passed along allegations from a former employee who said the team withheld ticket revenue from fans and the league.
Six state attorneys general, led by New York’s Letitia James, have “grave concerns” about reports of a workplace culture within the N.F.L. that is “overtly hostile to women.”
Football saw its biggest star, Tom Brady, retire, new allegations of sexual harassment against a team owner, and a lawsuit that claimed the N.F.L. discriminates in its hiring. None of it seemed to matter on Sunday.
After conflicting announcements over who would look into sexual harassment allegations made against Daniel Snyder, N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league would oversee the inquiry.
In the years after the Ray Rice scandal, the N.F.L. redoubled efforts to hire and promote women. But over 30 former staff members say the league’s culture remains demoralizing.
Two days after fans at the team’s stadium fell when a railing collapsed, the team announced a Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day — launch date for its long-awaited rebranding.
Two women formerly employed by the team interrupted a meeting of the N.F.L.’s team owners to ask the league to release the full findings of an inquiry into sexual harassment and workplace misconduct.
Jeff Pash, the N.F.L.’s general counsel, brokered penalties, discussed a cheerleading scandal and arranged perks in emails with the former president of the Washington Football Team.
The former Raiders coach’s toxic commentary emerged from a separate investigation that had nothing to do with him, and remained secret because the probe was designed to be opaque.
The penalty of a $10 million fine follows an investigation into sexual harassment and abuse in the team’s front office.
The league is expected to approve a measure that will allow Daniel Snyder to buy total control of the team.
Washington’s owner, Daniel Snyder, is working to buy out three minority partners, including one he has accused of running a smear campaign against him.
The law firm conducting the investigation into the claims of more than a dozen women will now answer to officials at league headquarters.
The team’s principal owner, Daniel Snyder, wanted to overhaul it this season, but, as court filings show, that task has been complicated by fractions between him and the franchise’s other shareholders.
In a year of franchise turmoil, Rivera will undergo treatment for early stage lymphoma while helping to lead organizational change.
Diversity and inclusion advocates said until the league fully addresses its toxic relationship with women, “those stories will keep coming.”
The organization hired a Washington-based law firm to conduct an internal review after 15 women said that they were sexually harassed while employed by the team.
The Washington N.F.L. franchise is picking a new name. As other pro franchises have learned, the process of rebranding can be as unique as the result.
The Washington N.F.L. team has long been a target of protests but now that its owner has budged, activists are pushing for other teams to follow suit.
The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.
It is not just the N.F.L.’s Washington team that could get a name change. A number of schools are also reconsidering nicknames, though some are resisting any switch.
If the league wants to show its commitment to its players, it should hire and promote more Black coaches and executives.
The move toward changing a mascot name after decades of complaints underscores how America’s most popular sport has scrambled to keep up with shifts in public opinion.
The shipping giant paid $205 million for the naming rights to FedEx Field under a sponsorship deal that began in 1999.