Says USA Today’s Mike Jones:
The Washington Football Team, under Snyder’s direction, has been a bad organization. The futility on the football field merely reflects the deeper problem that is the toxic environment created and fostered by Snyder and the character-devoid men that he entrusted with the operation of the franchise in all facets.
Snyder can release statements in which he claims ignorance of the mistreatments that took place beneath his nose. He can support the investigation of his franchise (remember that once this mess first became public he played dumb, hired an independent attorney to review the allegations and then turned it over to the NFL). He can declare his intention to change the culture and make inclusivity and respect for women core tenets of the organization.
But Snyder himself remains the root of the problem. It seems unrealistic to expect that true change can come on his watch.
Until the latest report surfaced, all of the sexual misconduct allegations (more than 30 in number) had implicated Snyder’s underlings, but not the owner himself. But now at least one accusation is directed squarely at him.