Roger Goodell Defends Commanders Investigation, but Not Snyder

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.

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Panel Finds Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation

In a memo, a Congressional panel said it found evidence that the Washington Commanders owner conducted a “shadow investigation” of accusers.

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Washington Commanders Deny Financial Malfeasance in a Letter to FTC

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.

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Questions About Commanders’ Handling of Money Referred to F.T.C.

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.

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Attorneys General Threaten to Investigate N.F.L.’s Treatment of Female Employees

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.”

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Super Bowl’s Hollywood Moment Outshines N.F.L.’s Problems

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.

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N.F.L. to Investigate New Harassment Claims Against Commanders’ Owner

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.

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N.F.L. Culture Never Reformed After the Rice Scandal, Women Say

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.

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Washington Football Team Plans Name Unveil Even as Bad News Mounts

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.

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Former Washington Football Staffers Demand Investigation’s Findings

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.

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N.F.L.’s Top Lawyer Had Cozy Relationship With Washington Team President

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.

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How Jon Gruden’s Emails Became Collateral Damage

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.

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N.F.L. Fines Washington Football Team $10 Million

The penalty of a $10 million fine follows an investigation into sexual harassment and abuse in the team’s front office.

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Daniel Snyder to Buy Out Other Owners of Washington NFL Team

The league is expected to approve a measure that will allow Daniel Snyder to buy total control of the team.

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Fight for Washington N.F.L. Team Could Tighten Snyder’s Grip on It

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.

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N.F.L. Takes Over Sexual Harassment Investigation of Washington Team

The law firm conducting the investigation into the claims of more than a dozen women will now answer to officials at league headquarters.

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Private Infighting Roils Owners of Washington N.F.L. Team

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.

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Washington Football Team Coach Ron Rivera Says He Has Cancer

In a year of franchise turmoil, Rivera will undergo treatment for early stage lymphoma while helping to lead organizational change.

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Washington N.F.L. Harassment Report Shocked Many, but Not Women

Diversity and inclusion advocates said until the league fully addresses its toxic relationship with women, “those stories will keep coming.”

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Redskins Hire Law Firm to Review Sexual Misconduct Accusations

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.

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A Team by Any Other Name Is Fine, It Turns Out

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.

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Washington Name Change Was ‘a Long Time Coming’

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.

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Washington Redskins to Drop Name

The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.

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In Campaign Against Racism, Team Names Get New Scrutiny

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.

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I Played in the N.F.L. It Needs Way More Than a Black Anthem.

If the league wants to show its commitment to its players, it should hire and promote more Black coaches and executives.

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Washington and the N.F.L. Might Change the Redskins Name. Why Now?

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.

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FedEx Joins Push for Washington Redskins to Be Renamed

The shipping giant paid $205 million for the naming rights to FedEx Field under a sponsorship deal that began in 1999.

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