The US House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission saying it found evidence that the Washington NFL Commander engaged in unlawful financial conduct.
In a letter obtained by the Associated Press, organizers said the team withheld ticket revenue from the visiting team and refundable ticket deposits from season ticket holders. The committee said emails, documents and statements made by former employees indicated team executive and owner Dan Snyder engaged in “an disruptive, long-running and potentially unlawful pattern of financial behavior.”
The committee shared the documents with the FTC while asking the commission to take whatever action is necessary to ensure the money is returned to its rightful owner.
Congress launched an investigation into workplace misconduct after the league did not release a report detailing the findings of an independent investigation into the matter. Following testimony from a former employee, the investigation extended to the organization’s finances.
Lawyers for Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who represent more than 40 former employees, including some who testified, called the letter “punitive”.
“It is clear that the team’s misconduct went beyond the documented sexual and employee harassment and also had an impact on the NFL’s bottom line, other NFL owners and team fans,” they said in a statement. “We are proud of our many clients who have come forward at great personal risk to speak the truth and bring us closer to total transparency about the full extent of dysfunction in Commander Washington.”
The team and league did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
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