Fans and everyone around the NFL were shocked to see Washington Commanders Daniel Snyder at AT&T Stadium on Sunday with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Even more shocking was Washington’s social media channels acknowledging Snyder ahead of the game while he remains under investigation by the NFL and the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
It was later revealed Snyder has been at every Washington game this season, but that was the first time he was seen down on the field.
on Wednesday night, Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch broke the story of Snyder’s attorneys sending a letter to the House committee questioning the fairness of the investigation, calling it “a politically inspired hatchet job.”
In the letter, Snyder’s attorneys called into credibility some of the witnesses who have tested for the committee.
On former team president Bruce Allen:
It is widely acknowledged that the single most significant step the Team took to remedy its toxic workplace was to rid itself of Mr. Allen. The fraternity-house culture that Mr. Allen instilled in the Commanders organization is the principal reason that the Commanders came under investigation in the first place. If the Committee had desired, it could have interviewed any of the current employees of the Commanders whose tenure extended back to the Allen years. Those employees would, almost universally, have identified Mr. Allen’s departure as the date that the Team culture began to turn around. Prior to Mr. Allen’s deposition, my law firm provided the Committee with a small sample of his workplace communications. That the Committee would nevertheless choose to sponsor such a witness, in full awareness of the racist, misogynistic, and homophobic beliefs he tolerated and espoused in his e-mail conversations with his friends, is truly astounding. I was informed that, when confronted with these e-mails at