The Washington football team can’t stay out of the news lately.
The Washington Post published its highly anticipated article on Thursday that detailed sexual harassment allegations against five former Washington football team employees.
The report accuses the team of a troubling culture, with men in the office said to have acted inappropriately toward their female coworkers. The allegations include name-calling, unwanted touching, and aggressive advances from several employees of the organization.
The team has hired an outside firm to investigate the claims, and the NFL hinted on Friday that disciplinary action could be forthcoming.
The NFL issued a brief statement condemning the alleged activity as “serious, disturbing, and contrary to the NFL’s values.” League officials will meet with the attorneys Washington hired once their investigation is complete and “take any action based on the findings.”
While Washington owner Daniel Snyder was not the focus of the misconduct allegations in the Washington Post article, it’s unclear if he will face some kind of disciplinary action from the NFL.
The Washington franchise is in the middle of a rebranding campaign. The timing of these allegations couldn’t have happened at the worst time. Stay tuned as these developments continue to evolve.