Washington NFL team gets angry, lawyers up ahead of imminent bombshell
Soon, Washington will wish speculation was its biggest issue.
Team officials of the franchise formerly known as the Redskins are “highly upset/frustrated” over the increasing number of cryptic tweets and stories preparing the public for an imminent bombshell from the Washington Post, exposing the organization’s troublesome past “culture,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In preparation for the report expected to be released this week, Washington has hired attorney Beth Wilkinson to “review the organization’s protocols,” Schefter said.
Wilkinson confirmed to NPR that she was brought in by the team.
“We can confirm that our firm was retained by the team to do an independent review of the team’s culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct,” Wilkinson wrote.
The team, which officially announced Monday it will retire its longtime racist nickname, also recently saw numerous personnel shake-ups, with front office members Richard Mann III and Alex Santos departing, as well as longtime radio play-by-play announcer Larry Michael.
Previously, Julie Donaldson of NBC Sports Washington wrote that the contents of the soon-to-be released Washington Post story are “disappointing and sad.” Former team beat writer Jason La Canfora suggested it will be even worse than that.
“The warped and toxic culture of the Washington Football Team is about to be exposed in a sickening fashion . . . Again,” Jason La Canfora tweeted.
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