Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder hires private investigation team to investigate former cheerleader’s allegations

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Misconduct allegations against Washington Commanders team owner Dan Snyder keep pouring in. Although the team has a new name and identity, what happened in the past is still very relevant and won’t be going away anytime soon.

Last week, another misconduct allegation against the team owner emerged during a US House roundtable. She is the second former Washington cheerleader to come forward (the identity of the third accuser has remained confidential).

Former cheerleader Tiffani Johnston recalled alleged acts of misconduct against Snyder during the roundtable last week. She accuses Snyder of touching her leg at a work dinner and trying to convince her to get into his limo afterwards.

In response to these allegations, Dan Snyder announced Wednesday morning that he had hired his own team to conduct an investigation.

Snyder and the Washington franchise hired Pallas Global Group, with the investigation led by former U.S. attorney Debra Wong Yang and overseen by Bonnie Jonas and Tiffany Moller.

In the official statement from the commanders, they said they were committed to a thorough investigation and would report their findings:

“The team is committed to conducting a thorough and independent investigation into Ms. Johnston’s allegation and is committed to cooperating fully with the investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, Ms. Yang will report her findings to Pallas Global Group, and these findings will be released to the public.” – Official Team Statement

Could Dan Snyder be forced to sell the Washington Commanders?

Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Commanders
Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Commanders

While six former employees have spoken about their experiences working with the newly named Washington Commanders football team and their interactions with team owner Dan Snyder, many are wondering what will happen next.

Commanders owner Dan Snyder hires an independent investigation team, led by the former assistant. US attorneys Bonnie Jonas and Tiffany Moller of Pallas Global Group LLC, to review allegations made last week by Tiffani Johnston during her time with the team, according to a team official.

Serious allegations from former employees, including cheerleaders, have accused the team owner and the organization of misconduct and promoting a toxic work culture. The NFL said it was investigating, but no actual findings have yet been reported.

The firing of former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and the emails he sent to Washington franchise members were all uncovered through this investigation. While Gruden was removed from his position, Dan Snyder is still the owner of the team.

There have even been reports of Snyder tampering with witnesses in the past and many fear it could happen again.

For context, Johnston told Congress that Snyder sexually harassed and touched her without consent, and that she had not previously come forward for fear of retaliation. Congress then released a document showing that the NFL may need Snyder’s consent to release the results of its investigation: espn.com/nfl/story/_/id… twitter.com/adamschefter/s…

With additional charges against Dan Snyder alone, one would imagine he could be forced to sell the team. It’s unclear what action the NFL might take, but this most recent investigation, if fully investigated, could potentially be the end of Snyder as owner of the organization.


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