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Attorney: No basis for Congress to subpoena testimony from Commanders owner Dan Snyder
Jul 13, 2022
An attorney for Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday stating that Snyder intends to testify virtually before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform on July 28, but that there is no basis to subpoena Snyder's testimony.
Commissioner Roger Goodell testifies before Congress; committee to subpoena Commanders owner Dan Snyder
Jun 22, 2022
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform for roughly two hours on Wednesday as part of Congress' investigation into the Washington Commanders' workplace culture. Commanders owner Dan Snyder declined to appear before the committee, but chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. announced she plans to subpoena Snyder.
Commanders owner Dan Snyder declines to appear at congressional hearing; Commissioner Roger Goodell accepts invitation to testify
Jun 15, 2022
Dan Snyder has declined at appear at a U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing next week. The Commanders owner responded with a letter from his attorney to the committee's June 6 request for the owner to appear as part of the Congressional investigation into the team's workplace conduct. Commissioner Roger Goodell has accepted the committee's invitation to testify and will do so virtually.
Congress asks Roger Goodell, Dan Snyder to appear at hearing on Washington franchise workplace culture
Jun 01, 2022
The U.S. House Oversight Committee announced Wednesday it has requested Commissioner Roger Goodell and Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder to appear before the committee at a hearing on the Commanders' hostile workplace culture scheduled for June 22.
Texans, Cowboys, NFL Foundation raise donations to support Uvalde community
Jun 01, 2022
Texans head coach Lovie Smith opened Wednesday's press conference by announcing Texans players have come together to raise $200,000 for the Robb School Memorial Fund. Texans owner Cal McNair matched the players donation to bring bring the donation total to $400,000 from the organization.
Raiders announce Dan Ventrelle no longer with organization; former interim president alleges he was fired for reporting hostile work environment
May 06, 2022
Following 18 years with the organization and 10 months as team president, Dan Ventrelle is no longer with the Las Vegas Raiders, owner Mark Davis announced Friday.
Congress tells Federal Trade Commission in letter Commanders may have broken financial laws
Apr 12, 2022
The U.S. House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday saying it found evidence the NFL's Washington Commanders may have engaged in potentially unlawful financial conduct for more than a decade by withholding ticket revenue from visiting teams and refundable deposits from fans.
Former HC Steve Wilks, former NFL assistant Ray Horton join Brian Flores in amended class-action lawsuit; new allegations against Cardinals, Titans, Texans
Apr 07, 2022
Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks and former NFL assistant coach Ray Horton, who are both Black, have joined a federal class-action lawsuit filed earlier this year by former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores, alleging racial discrimination in hiring practices by the NFL and its member teams.
Congress asks NFL to release full findings from Washington investigation by Feb. 14
Feb 04, 2022
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform called on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a Friday letter to release the full findings of the investigation into the Washington Commanders' workplace environment by Feb. 14, threatening "alternate means of obtaining compliance."
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder denies allegations made against him during congressional roundtable; NFL issues statement
Feb 03, 2022
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder issued a statement Thursday denying workplace misconduct allegations made against him during a congressional roundtable in Washington, D.C. The NFL said it was reviewing the allegations and will consider them "as we would any other new allegations regarding workplace misconduct."
Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sues NFL, three teams alleging racist hiring practices
Feb 01, 2022
Former Miami head coach Brian Flores is suing the NFL and three of its teams -- the Broncos, Dolphins and Giants -- alleging a pattern of racist hiring practices by the league, racial discrimination during the interview process with Denver and New York as well as during his tenure with Miami.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Washington report: No interference in investigation
Dec 15, 2021
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters Wednesday that there was no interference in the work of lawyer Beth Wilkinson's investigation into the workplace culture of the Washington Football Team, as alleged in a Washington Post report from Tuesday.
Dan Campbell dedicates Lions' first win to victims of Oxford High School shooting
Dec 05, 2021
Following his team's first win of the season, Lions head coach Dan Campbell opened his postgame press conference by dedicating the game ball to the victims of the Oxford High School shooting and everyone affected by the tragedy.
Prosecutor: Former Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III driving over 150 mph before fatal crash
Nov 03, 2021
Former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was driving at more than 150 mph with a blood-alcohol content twice Nevada's legal limit before his sports car slammed into the rear of a vehicle that burned, killing a 23-year-old woman, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Raiders, NFL condemn Jon Gruden for using racial trope in 2011 email to describe NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith
Oct 08, 2021
Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden used a racial trope in a 2011 email to describe NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Vikings release CB Jeff Gladney following indictment for felony assault
Aug 03, 2021
Cornerback Jeff Gladney, a 2020 first-round draft choice, was indicted Tuesday by a Texas grand jury for felony assault of a woman he was previously in a relationship with and has subsequently been released by the Minnesota Vikings.
NFL players, community react to Derek Chauvin's murder conviction in death of George Floyd
Apr 20, 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.
NFL owners approve debt waiver to allow Washington's Daniel Snyder to buy out minority owners
Mar 31, 2021
NFL owners on Wednesday approved a $450 million debt waiver for Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder to allow him to buyout the team's minority owners, NFL Network's Judy Battista reported.
Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo: Time to address rise in hate crimes
Mar 17, 2021
Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo said Wednesday that "now is the time to address the rise in hate crimes against all races over the last few years" in response to Tuesday's killings of eight people, six of whom women of Asian descent, by a white gunman.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell writes to President Biden offering all stadiums as vaccine sites
Feb 05, 2021
The NFL is telling the federal government it will make the remaining of the league's 30 stadiums available as COVID-19 vaccination sites, joining the seven facilities already administering the vaccine.
NFL players share reaction to Wednesday events at U.S. Capitol
Jan 06, 2021
NFL players shared their reactions Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power, forcing lawmakers to be rushed from the building and interrupting challenges to Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.
Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100
Oct 18, 2020
Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered, died Sunday. He was 100.
Ravens players call out lack of 'justice' in Breonna Taylor grand jury decision
Sep 24, 2020
Members of the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday joined the group of NFL players to voice their frustration in Wednesday's decision by a Kentucky grand jury to bring no charges against Louisville police for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor.
Art Rooney II: Steelers respect individual decisions on how to express themselves on social justice topics
Sep 17, 2020
Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement Thursday that the team respects the decision of each individual member of the organization "relating to how to express themselves on social justice topics."
NFL players react to Bucks' decision to not play NBA playoff game in protest
Aug 26, 2020
All three NBA playoff games were postponed Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks decided not to play in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake. A number of NFL players tweeted in support of the Bucks' decision.
Report: New sexual harassment allegations against Washington; Daniel Snyder denies involvement
Aug 26, 2020
The Washington Post on Wednesday reported additional examples of workplace sexual harassment inside the Washington Football Team organization, and allegations that owner Dan Snyder was personally involved. Snyder released a statement denying those specific allegations and saying he was unaware of the incidents until now.
Daniel Snyder: Behavior detailed in report 'has no place in our franchise or society'
Jul 17, 2020
Washington owner Daniel Snyder said Friday that the behavior described in a report from The Washington Post detailing accusations from 15 former female employees of the NFL franchise that they were sexually harassed during their time with the team "has no place in our franchise or society."
Roger Goodell issues statement on death of George Floyd, nationwide protests
May 30, 2020
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement on Saturday regarding the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer and the nationwide protests that have occurred in the wake of his death.
Players Coalition issues statement regarding George Floyd's death
May 30, 2020
The Players Coalition, an organization co-founded by former NFL player Anquan Boldin and Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, became the latest entity on Saturday to issue a statement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.