Disputed report regarding WFT investigation alleges a coverup

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The coverup, as they say, is worse than the crime.

Friday’s report from 106.7 The Fan in D.C. regarding the status of the investigation into the workplace culture at the Washington Football Team includes an explanation that attorney Beth Wilkinson’s recommended forfeiture of the franchise by majority owner Daniel Snyder flows in part from a perceived misconduct during the investigative process.

“She was recommending this to [Commissioner Roger] Goodell mainly because of the coverup and lack of integrity throughout the internal investigations,” Jason Bishop of 106.7 The Fan said. “Apparently [Snyder] was trying to persuade or instruct other employees not to talk to Wilkinson’s firm about what they were investigating. So there was the coverup right there. And once she reported back to Goodell that this was happening, that’s why she’s recommending he needs to go, because of the coverup.”

The NFL issued a statement on Friday generally calling the report from 106.7 The Fan “absolutely false.”

It’s impossible to reconcile the report with the denial. Given Snyder’s propensity to use the legal system when he believes he has been defamed, the folks at 106.7 The Fan, which is owned and operated by the Entercom conglomerate, surely know to tread lightly.

Hopefully, the investigation will result in a report that can be fully and completely read, digested, understood, and analyzed. These issues are far too significant, and the lessons to be learned by other workplaces and managers are far too important.

Transparence is a major aspect of accountability. The league needs to be fully transparent about the results of the investigation — especially if Wilkinson found that Snyder was being less than transparent in his efforts to allow it to happen.

20 responses to “Disputed report regarding WFT investigation alleges a coverup

  1. When is Jeff Bezos going to buy the Football Team? Will he change the team name to “The Amazings”?

  2. Goodell is at it again. He loves covee ups. Rememeber when he allowed Washington to do their own investigation?

    THAT is the cover up.

    I love the bozos on here who defend Goofell, too obtuse to see how he operates after 15 years.

  3. Mr. Snyder he is great man and he has great business. You criticize great business man because you want socialist! Snyder make freedom!

  4. I had not heard of the report. Wow, this is shocking. It should be the biggest story in the NFL right now. This is the second time within a short span where the principal owner is going to be forced out if I’m not mistaken.

    Eerie how little play this is getting in the current news cycle.

  5. Why does PFT insist on “other work places” paying attention.

    The NFL workplace is unlike any other throughout the world. Their work, day today, and pay is unparalleled to anything in America

    So to lump their workspace problems with that of someone trying to make $15 per an hour is, as they say, like comparing apples to oranges

  6. Wow, I never thought that Daniel Snyder and cover-up would be in the same sentence….Some things are just made to be together. Daniel Snyder and dysfunction were made for each other.

  7. bringbackdayswithoutanarrest says:
    March 6, 2021 at 8:24 pm
    Why does PFT insist on “other work places” paying attention.

    The NFL workplace is unlike any other throughout the world. Their work, day today, and pay is unparalleled to anything in America

    So to lump their workspace problems with that of someone trying to make $15 per an hour is, as they say, like comparing apples to oranges

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    Because each team has 65-ish players (including PS) but employs HUNDREDS of people, not to mention all the people working for the league and not individual teams, and then add on top media and other professions that make their money off the game.

    Most NFL offices run like actual offices and most employees have regular type of jobs. Not every job for an NFL team is being a player and working out and getting paid millions. Many employees make average or standard type wages.

  8. How can a person who OWNS something be forced to sell HIS property. Maybe sanctions, or even change in daily operations. But, he bought it and his hard work made them worth a couple Billion dollars from a couple hundred million dollars. I agree he shouldn’t be RUNNING the team if guilty..but still own the team either way.

  9. The NFL is a partnership of 32 clubs. Snyder has been around long enough to know where other team’s bodies are buried. There is very little chance of him being forced out. It doesn’t matter whether he is popular with the fans or journalists, it only matters if he’s not very unpopular with his fellow owners. Unless 3/4 of them want to go to war with him, he’ll be fine. Just as Jim Irsay, Bob Kraft, Cal McNair, and the Bowlen family are safe in their ownership.

  10. 1phillyPhan says:
    March 6, 2021 at 10:40 pm
    How can a person who OWNS something be forced to sell HIS property. Maybe sanctions, or even change in daily operations. But, he bought it and his hard work made them worth a couple Billion dollars from a couple hundred million dollars. I agree he shouldn’t be RUNNING the team if guilty..but still own the team either way.
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    Guessing there’s a code of conduct clause for owners when they are allowed to purchase a team.

  11. 1phillyPhan says:
    March 6, 2021 at 10:40 pm
    How can a person who OWNS something be forced to sell HIS property. Maybe sanctions, or even change in daily operations. But, he bought it and his hard work made them worth a couple Billion dollars from a couple hundred million dollars. I agree he shouldn’t be RUNNING the team if guilty..but still own the team either way.
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    Because it’s the nature of owning a “franchise”. He, his team, his players, his personnel, all represent the NFL to the public. If his ownership is a blight on the NFL’s hope for world dominance, then the NFL may step in.

    Now, of course this isn’t exactly like owning a McDonald’s franchise. These are 32 billionaires (at least on paper, just by the fact of the value of their team if nothing else) so it really would depend, I would assume, on the wishes of the other 31 owners.

    I would also say that Snyder didn’t “build” anything. He didn’t magically increase the value of his team – as the value of the NFL has skyrocketed in the last 30 years, so has the value of franchises – which are extremely rare rich person toys. The next time one goes up for sale it will probably top $3 billion (at least).

    The value of the WTF would’ve gotten there with or without Snyder’s “work”.

  12. It’s up to the NFL to decide what to do, it’s out of line for the investigator to make recommendations like that.

  13. roughingthepasser says:
    March 7, 2021 at 9:15 am
    It’s up to the NFL to decide what to do, it’s out of line for the investigator to make recommendations like that.

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    Not really. Usually the job of the investigator is to come up with a report that includes recommendations. That’s the nature of a consultant or investigator and likely exactly what the league asked for. Howeer, at the end of the day, they are just that… recommendations. The NFL doesn’t NEED to follow them, but it can choose to. That’s what it’s paying for, after all. Someone else’s expertise in what happened and what to do about it.

  14. The report about a cover-up by Snyder is likely true, but Goodell cannot accept the recommendation to force Snyder to divest.

    Goodell works for the owners, not for the NFL. If the owners start seeing him as a threat to their business, they will get rid of him and his cushy $40 Million dollars per year job.

  15. As a Washington football fan, I’ve had it up to my ears with Daniel Snyder. Pure and simple, he is not a nice guy. He is very reminiscent of D Trump in that he tries to exhaust his detractors through lawsuits that outlast anyone suing him. He also has operated Washington’s team on the cheap since he purchased the team. His activities include paring the scouting staff, the executive staff, & refusing to improve the stadium and game day experience so much that you can’t give away game tickets. He took a once proud franchise and drove them into the ground

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