Dan Snyder 2022 Offseason Recap
Updated: Jul 26, 2022
On January 9, 2022 the WFT won their season finale but since then Dan Snyder has had a VERY BUSY offseason, a quick review:
Feb. 2: Multiple former Washington employees speak Real Sports HBO regarding workplace misconduct: “Dan comes up behind me and puts his arm around my back,” Johnston said. “And he’s like, ‘Oh, hey. Why don’t you just get in my limo and then I’ll take you back to your car?’ He’s pushing me towards his limo."
Feb 3: When the NFL sees or reads the testimony in front of Congress today about Washington and Dan Snyder, I don't how they can rationalize not imposing further discipline. Sexual harassment not only operated below him, but he was a participant.
March 30: Alex Smith to Rich Eisen: Front-office dysfunction in Washington impacted the play on the field. "It's been flawed the last 20 years. There's a lot of stuff going on there, a lot of distractions. And it makes it difficult to focus in on on the football."
April 12: The House Oversight Committee tells the Federal Trade Commission that the Commanders and Daniel Snyder “may have engaged in a troubling, long-running, and potentially unlawful pattern of financial conduct."
April 14: As the allegations keep coming against Dan Snyder it’s easy to ask if he will lose the Commanders. Right or wrong, that seems unlikely. What looks harder and harder is finding politicians that want to build Snyder a new stadium.
April 16: JUST IN: The trio of attorney generals for Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. are exploring the allegations against the Washington Commanders. They’re focusing on testimony that the team withheld as much as $5M in deposits from fans as potential consumer fraud.
April 25: Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares has confirmed that his office is also conducting an official inquiry into the NFL's Washington Commanders and owner Dan Snyder following a House investigation into the team's financial actions.
May 20: “He’s the worst owner in sports, as a team steward and as a person & it’s not even close…Snyder’s team is perennially awful. He’s fostered a culture of toxic misogyny at team headquarters & is under investigation himself for sexual harassment”
May 21: “We are counting votes,” the team owner said..By “counting votes,” the message is clear: Some would support an ouster forcing Snyder to sell his franchise..It would take 24 votes – 3/4 of the NFL’s ownership membership – to pass a measure to oust Snyder”
June 11: “Now, however, standing next to Snyder at a groundbreaking ceremony could be a political liability, and both Republicans and Democrats have rushed to distance themselves from the owner over the past month."
June 22: Dan Snyder conducted 'shadow investigation' to discredit employees, perceived enemies amid NFL probe. Via his lawyers, he sought derogatory info & emails re Bruce Allen to portray him as source of toxic workplace culture.
June 23: Page 177 of David Pauke’s deposition… related to pouring milk on the carpet under the seating in Mark Lerner’s suite so the suite would smell like sour milk on game day. “I did it because Dan [Snyder] told me to do it.”