- The Washington Times - Friday, July 17, 2020

The NFL could discipline the Washington Redskins after 15 former female employees said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team.

In a statement Friday, the league said it will “take any action” based on the findings of the team’s investigation into the claims. Washington hired district-based law firm Wilkinson Walsh to investigate allegations of workplace misconduct.

The NFL called the allegations, which were first made in The Washington Post, “disturbing.” 

“These matters as reported are serious, disturbing and contrary to the NFL’s values,” the league said. “Everyone in the NFL has the right to work in an environment free from any and all forms of harassment. Washington has engaged outside counsel to conduct a through investigation into these allegations. The club has pledged that it will give its full cooperation to the investigator and we expect the club and all employees to do so.

The Post detailed sexual harassment allegations against five high-ranking team officials — all of whom are no longer with the team.

Washington fired personnel executives Alex Santos and Richard Mann II over the weekend, while longtime play-by-play man Larry Michael abruptly retired Wednesday. The other two men — Dennis Greene and Mitch Gershman — departed the organization years earlier.  

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