Six members of Congress ask Roger Goodell to release Beth Wilkinson’s findings from Commanders investigation

House Judiciary Holds Hearing National Football League Players' Head Injuries
Getty Images

Attorney Beth Wilkinson conducted a 10-month investigation of workplace issues with the Washington Commanders organization. She did not provide a written report to the NFL, but only because the league asked for a verbal report and nothing more.

She surely created a report for her own purposes. Six members of Congress representing the National Capital Region have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to “release the results” of the Wilkinson investigation regarding the team and owner Daniel Snyder.

“Our constituents deserve to know the findings of the Wilkinson investigation, so that the Washington Commanders, including Mr. Snyder, can be properly held to account for the horrific behavior that occurred,” the six members of Congress wrote. “We encourage the NFL and the Washington Commanders to do the right thing ahead of the June hearing and release the report.”

The league consistently has offered a flimsy justification for secrecy. Basically, the league contends that because some of the current and former employees who cooperated requested anonymity, all facts, findings, and recommendations must be secret.

Actually, the recommendations weren’t secret. The recommendations were never requested. They were never requested because Wilkinson would have recommended, among other things, that Snyder be forced to sell the team.

It’s highly unlikely that the league will produce any written materials from Wilkinson. However, it’s a virtual certainty that Goodell will be asked clear, pointed questions next week regarding Wilkinson’s work. And if he tries to say he can’t talk about Wilkinson’s findings because he promised anonymity to some of the current and former employees who cooperated, hopefully he’ll hear directly from the members of the House Oversight Committee what a weak, lazy, and disingenuous excuse that is.

38 responses to “Six members of Congress ask Roger Goodell to release Beth Wilkinson’s findings from Commanders investigation

  1. Tough situation for Goodell and the NFL. On the one hand, if he doesn’t give them enough information to satisfy them, then perhaps it leads to some sort of deeper congressional probe. On the other hand, if he gives them too much information, then perhaps it still leads to some sort of deeper congressional probe.

  2. Goodell the liar and cheater…..and always has been.

    If I am Congress, I don’t stop here. I keep investigating similar violations of citizens’ rights within league walls as well, especially victims outside the NFL where the league has covered up for the almighty dollar and lied to the customer.

  3. I don’t think Goodell really cares if members of Congress thinks his story is weak, lazy, or disingenuous. This is the guy that gets boo’d everywhere he goes.

  4. She did not provide a written report to the NFL, but only because the league asked for a verbal report and nothing more.
    ———————————————————–

    And, of course, there’s nothing at all suspect about the NFL wanting an oral report. Just curious – they spent 18 months investigating air in footballs and got how long of a report? But 40+ employees complain, with the implication being that Snyder is the source of those problems, and no written report is needed?

    The NFL wants to sweep this under the rug, just like the Dallas thing got swept under the rug.

  5. Lets investigate congress before a football game organization. This bullseye on Dan is getting so out of hand now. Move on to important matters please.

  6. Between this and the Deshaun Watson fiasco, all of Roger Goodell’s chickens will soon be coming home to roost.

  7. inflation. the border. ukraine. russia. insider trading from politicians. budget overages. jan 6th. abortion. healthcare. the deficit.

    you guys wannna focus on anything that’s more important??

  8. As tax payers, shouldn’t we be told who the 6 are? They deserve serious credit!

  9. Congress currently has MUCH bigger fish to fry. We’re a month so away from an economic collapse and congress is dealing with this? Good grief.

  10. Im with most other posters here. I think congress has a lot bigger fish to fry than this. Get to work on fixing the country.

  11. Jeeze, they are so worried about this LoL so many more important things going on.

  12. Well this will help Roger keep his job, once he gets them out of this mess. Heck he might even get a raise out of this one.

  13. Not really. Congress is not going to pass any important legislation due to the Filibuster in the Senate and the fact that it is an election year. The House might as well exercise its oversight duties. We are paying them after all. Let them do something.

  14. It can easily be released as the NFL could easily ‘redact’ anything that points to an anonymous person’s identity.

  15. Six members of Congress.
    And people here are losing their minds because they don’t believe people can have more than one topic on their plate at one time.

  16. Only thing more corrupt than an American politician is an American sports team.

  17. Everyone loves to hate congress but then some vote in idiots like Trump, Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene….
    .

  18. Instead of begging the commissioner and the scumbag owner, why doesnt the congress subpeona Beth Wilkerson to the session and hear her speak.. Is it that difficult? Am I the only genius on this?

  19. vernlempshki says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:01 pm
    Everyone loves to hate congress but then some vote in idiots like Trump, Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene….

    Xxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxx

    Auntie Maxine, Swallow and Schiff say “hold my beer”.

  20. “Doesn’t Congress have anything better to do!” Is the laziest argument and one that a lazy arguer can slap on the floor with any issue they want regarding congress.

    The NFL is massive and HAS NO OVERSIGHT. So whether you like it or not (we see you burner accounts), this is exactly what taxpayers pay them to do.

  21. Not BuyingIt says:
    June 17, 2022 at 6:26 pm
    vernlempshki says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:01 pm
    Everyone loves to hate congress but then some vote in idiots like Trump, Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene….

    Xxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxx

    Auntie Maxine, Swallow and Schiff say “
    “hold my beer”.
    —————
    Don’t forget aoc, schumer and talib.

  22. Instead of begging the commissioner and the scumbag owner, why doesnt the congress subpeona Beth Wilkerson to the session and hear her speak.. Is it that difficult? Am I the only genius on this?

    Attorney/Client privilege prevents her from disclosing any findings without the permission of her client.

  23. vernlempshki says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:01 pm
    Everyone loves to hate congress but then some vote in idiots like Trump, Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene….

    You made a single mistake — Trump was never a member of Congress.

  24. If Snyder and NFL refuse to comply DOJ should just sue the NFL. Would love to see the house of cards of these owners come down.

  25. As much as I would like to see the results and and to see the NFL force Snyder to sell, if the members of Congress want to know what happened, they can do their own investigation. The NFL is not a public organization and are under no obligation to show the results to Congress or anyone. They paid for the investigation and recommendations and the results are theirs to do with what they want.

  26. vernlempshki says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:01 pm
    Everyone loves to hate congress but then some vote in idiots like Trump, Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Green

    ——

    And others vote for bigger idiots like Joe Biden

    A year and a half and he as ruined our economy

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.