New report from Washington Post points finger directly at Daniel Snyder

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Daniel Snyder’s stay on Twitter could be short. His remaining tenure as owner of the Washington Football Team could be even shorter.

The Washington Post, which reported last month that 15 former female employees contend that they were sexually harassed while working for the team but did not make any accusations against Snyder directly, has published a new article that directly implicates Snyder in one instance of alleged misconduct, and that indirectly implicates him in another.

First, former cheerleader Tiffany Bacon Scourby contends that Snyder approached her at a 2004 charity event and suggested that she join Snyder’s close friend and the team’s “official ophthalmologist,” Anthony Roberts, in a hotel room so that they “could get to know each other better.” Three of Scourby’s friends, including the team’s former cheerleading director, said that she told them about the incident shortly after it happened.

The team did not comment on the matter, and Snyder declined to be interviewed by the Post.

Second, former Washington senior V.P. and lead broadcaster Larry Michael, who abruptly retired a day before the original Post story was published, allegedly asked for the production of a video of revealing outtakes from a video documenting the making of the team’s 2008 cheerleader swimsuit calendar. Michael allegedly referred to the outtakes as “the good bits” or “the good parts” of the video shoot. A former member of Michael’s staff said that Michael asked staffers to make the video for Snyder.

The team and Snyder did not comment on this allegation, either. Michael, per the Post, “adamantly denied” it.

Brad Baker, the former member of Michael’s staff, told the Post that “Larry said something to the effect of, ‘We have a special project that we need to get done for the owner today: He needs us to get the good bits of the behind-the-scenes video from the cheerleader shoot onto a DVD for him.”

Another video allegedly was created in 2010, with Michael allegedly requesting that the video be recorded on a DVD with the title “For Executive Meeting.”

The Post obtained both videos, and it concluded based on analysis of the metadata in the video files that there was no evidence of manipulation of the 2008 video. (The article does not expressly articulate that same conclusion as to the 2010 video, although the authenticity of the 2010 video seems to be strongly implied.) The Post explained that the videos came from a former employee who saved them “because I didn’t think anyone would believe it was real.” The former employee decided to provide the videos to the Post after last month’s report was published, hopeful that the NFL will “hold the team more accountable.”

The initial article from the Post apparently had that same effect on others. The number of former female employees who claim they experienced sexual harassment while working for the Washington Football Team has increased from 15 to 40, with 25 more now speaking out. Per the Post, “many” decided to speak out because they believe Snyder has tried to distance himself from the culture of the workplace.

The article also contains details regarding the atmosphere within the workplace, one that allegedly made it difficult for female employees to complain about the treatment they were experiencing. The most significant development, by far, is that, unlike last month’s report, the Post this time around has put one dart into the Daniel Snyder bull’s-eye and has landed another one incredibly close to it.

In a separate item, we’ll address what should happen next.

31 responses to “New report from Washington Post points finger directly at Daniel Snyder

  1. You’re not going to be able to clean up that mess unless you get new ownership. Snyder’s stench permeates every nook and crevice of that franchise.

  2. I for one hope that Mr. Snyder has a very long term as the owner of the Washington Football Team

  3. Would be interesting if Bezos tries for a team that became available because of what his newspaper uncovered.

  4. You guys dont see the play. This is obviously Bezos trying to buy the team, rather have Dan as owner any day of the week.

    aypeeswhippingstick says:
    August 26, 2020 at 12:13 pm
    You’re not going to be able to clean up that mess unless you get new ownership. Snyder’s stench permeates every nook and crevice of that franchise.

  5. Sell the team Dan … and invest in the XFL , I won’t along with many others be watching the NFL anyways

  6. It wouldn’t be the first time that Washington Post reporting got a powerful figure removed. Keep digging!

  7. Craziest part is that somehow Bruce Allen wasn’t even implicated in this. He must have escaped notice because he indiscriminately treated EVERYBODY poorly.

  8. smh snyder told them point that camera directly at those cheerleaders, now he shall pay the price

  9. collectordude says:
    August 26, 2020 at 12:20 pm
    Even if innocent, he’s gone.
    The rage mob will speak.
    ——————————————————–
    You mean an investigation and the legal process? Got it.

  10. First, former cheerleader Tiffany Bacon Scourby contends that Snyder approached her at a 2004 charity event and suggested that she join Snyder’s close friend and the team’s “official ophthalmologist,” Anthony Roberts, in a hotel room so that they “could get to know each other better.”

    Is this supposed to be a crime or something? If this was the extent of the situation I don’t see how this is a problem.

  11. Jerry Richardson was forced to sell the Panthers for allegedly doing far less. Let’s see what happens with Dan Synder.

  12. One of the problems with having zero credibility, Dan Snyder, is that when others make new accusations, they will be assumed to be true. I know who I’m giving the benefit of the doubt to.

    And by the way, Jerry Richardson was NOT forced to sell (unlike Clippers owner Donald Sterling).

  13. collectordude says:
    August 26, 2020 at 12:20 pm
    Even if innocent, he’s gone.
    The rage mob will speak.

    ————-

    When you got THIS MANY people accusing you, you are not innocent. So settle down lil boy.

  14. I was too young when it happened, but I’d imagine that the news that the NFL may force out Daniel Snyder is evoking feelings that are the EXACT OPPOSITE of the feelings 49ers fans had when Eddie got the boot.

  15. Mr Bezos…PLEASE get Woodward and Bernstein out of retirement and have them finish taking down Snyder!! WE FANS BEG YOU!!!!

  16. Let the process play out. Let’s not burn anyone at the stake before the legal process has been completed.

  17. within 2 years danny will sell team and his wife will divorce him. maybe not in that order but i am surprised she has stuck by him.

  18. Just a total scumbag. He should be forced to sell and sell to someone less hated, like Harvey Weinstein.

  19. If Richardson was the barometer for misconduct, then Snyder has lapped him. Hopefully, the NFL is quietly gathering evidence & corroborating the WaPost story in order to bring the hammer down on Snyder. Nothing would be finer to see Snyder go the way of Carolina!!!

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