By Hannah Sterling
Attorneys for more than a dozen former employees of the Washington Football Team have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell requesting an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment during their time with the organization and that owner Daniel Snyder be suspended pending the outcome.
On Wednesday, the Post reported additional allegations of sexual harassment within the organization and that a former team executive instructed employees to create a behind-the-scenes video for Snyder featuring clips of partially nude team cheerleaders pulled from a 2008 swimsuit calendar shoot.
In a statement Wednesday, Goodell condemned the behavior and cited an independent investigation. Based on Goodell’s input, Snyder picked attorney Beth Wilkinson to head it.
The attorneys who sent the letter to Goodell, Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, also said Snyder should be removed as owner if the investigation backs up the claims of former employees.