Washington Commanders proprietor Dan Snyder testified voluntarily to the Home Oversight Committee on Thursday. His deposition began at 8:00 am and lasted 11 hours with Snyder answering “each query,” based on a press release launched by his spokesperson.
“Washington Commanders co-owner Dan Snyder right now voluntarily testified below oath for almost 11 hours, on prime of the earlier cooperation offered to the Committee,” the assertion learn (h/t ESPN’s John Keim). “Regardless of the investigation’s conclusion final month — marked by proposed laws and a abstract of findings — Mr. Snyder absolutely addressed all questions on office misconduct, described the Commanders’ dramatic two-year transformation and expressed hope for the group’s vivid future.”
Opposite to Snyder’s assertion, the Committee maintains its investigation has not concluded, based on the Washington Instances’ Matthew Paras.
After a month-long standstill, Snyder gave his deposition remotely, as he was abroad observing the passing of his mom final 12 months, based on his lawyer.
The Committee is investigating the office misconduct surrounding Snyder and the Commanders group following the NFL’s first of two investigations into the workforce.
The Committee held a listening to on June 22. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was one in all a number of witnesses to testify. Snyder declined the invitation resulting in the Committee submitting a subpoena. Snyder averted the subpoena by being in another country on enterprise earlier than observing his mom’s passing.
His lawyer and the Committee negotiated for his testimony. Ultimately, the NFL proprietor volunteered to testify Thursday however with no subpoena.
For the reason that preliminary Washington Publish report uncovered the office tradition of the Washington franchise in July 2020, the workforce has undergone various adjustments.
A number of workforce executives resigned or have been fired. The Commanders then reshaped its group, together with the rent of Jason Wright because the NFL’s first Black workforce president.
In the meantime, high-powered lawyer Beth Wilkinson investigated the workforce’s office tradition. On the conclusion of her investigation final 12 months, the league fined the Commanders $10 million. Snyder stepped away from day-to-day operations, handing the duties over to his spouse and co-CEO Tanya Snyder.
Wilkinson delivered her findings to the NFL orally. The league selected to not publicly launch them. A bunch of Commanders workers campaigned for the findings to be launched. The outcry sparked the Home Oversight Committee’s investigation.
New allegations of sexual harassment straight named Snyder. The NFL opened a second investigation into the workforce consequently. That investigation continues to be ongoing and headed by lawyer Mary Jo White.