Ex-Washington Football Team staffers say owner Dan Snyder used private investigators to try to stop them from cooperating with an NFL investigation into sexual misconduct claims

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  • Ex-Washington Football Team employees told the Washington Post that owner Dan Snyder tried to interfere with an NFL investigation into sexual misconduct claims.

  • The staffers said investigators working for Snyder would show up at their houses and contact friends and family.

  • They say the moves were an intimidation tactic to keep the former employees from speaking.

Several former Washington Football Team employees say that investigators working for owner Dan Snyder tried to stop them from cooperating in an NFL investigation into sexual misconduct claims within the team's workplace, according to a report from The Washington Post.

The employees reportedly told The Post that they believe Snyder employed intimidation tactics by having investigators show up at their homes, contact their friends and families, and reach out to their lawyers amid the NFL investigation.

Snyder also filed petitions in court to identify former employees who had spoken to NFL investigators, according to The Post.

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The NFL ultimately fined the Washington Football Team $10 million after its investigation, led by DC Attorney Beth Wilkinson, found that the workplace culture was improper.

Snyder himself was a subject in the investigation. He was directly accused in a sexual misconduct suit filed in 2009, and The Post previously reported that the team paid $1.6 million to settle the suit and keep it confidential.

Wilkinson and the woman who accused Snyder of misconduct told The Post in its recent report that Snyder offered the woman money to prevent her from being interviewed in the investigation.

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