NFL Fines DC Team $10M In Sexual Harassment Probe

USA Today reports:

With the investigation into the allegations of rampant sexual misconduct within the Washington football team organization complete, the NFL has fined the franchise $10 million, the league announced on Thursday.

The investigation, conducted by independent counsel Beth Wilkinson, spanned roughly a year and included interviews with more than 150 people, many of them current or former employees of the team who received anonymity in exchange for their testimony. Washington owner Daniel Snyder also was interviewed.

“Based on Wilkinson’s review, the Commissioner concluded that for many years the workplace environment at the Washington Football Team, both generally and particularly for women, was highly unprofessional,” the league said in a statement Thursday.

CBS Sports reports:

This investigation was launched following a troubling report from the Washington Post published last July, which included 15 former employees claiming they were sexually harassed during their time with the club.

Then in August, the Post published another report citing interviews of more than 100 current and former employees who claimed Washington owner Dan Snyder “has presided over an organization in which women say they have been marginalized, discriminated against and exploited.”

While Washington initially launched its own investigation, the NFL eventually took over the proceedings in late August.