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NFL Fines Washington Football Team $10 Million After Investigation of Club’s Culture

Many of the team's misdeeds were first reported in the Post last year

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The NFL is fining the Washington Football Team $10 million after a year-long investigation of the club found a culture of sexual harassment. They are also charging the team for the cost of the investigation.

The myriad misdeeds of WFT execs were first detailed in a bombshell Washington Post story last year that exposed a pattern of sexual misconduct towards WFT cheerleaders and female office workers. DC lawyer Beth Wilkinson led the NFL’s investigation, and looked into allegations dating back to 2004, interviewing almost 150 former and current employees in the process.

Team owner Dan Snyder released a statement in following the announcement of the fine:

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Jane Recker
Assistant Editor

Jane is a Chicago transplant who now calls Cleveland Park her home. Before joining Washingtonian, she wrote for Smithsonian Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she studied journalism and opera.