Beth Wilkinson, the attorney conducting the NFL’s investigation into the Washington Football Team’s workplace culture, has made multiple recommendations to commissioner Roger Goodell about how to punish the organization as her investigation winds down.
The first and foremost recommendation is to “force the owner to divest his ownership of the team,” according to The Sports Junkies of 106.7 The Fan, who have obtained documents that appear to be correspondence between Wilkinson to Goodell. Washington owner Dan Snyder appears to be directly in Wilkinson’s crosshairs, to varying degrees based on her recommendations to Goodell.
The Sports Junkies confirmed that Wilkinson has submitted her final report to Goodell.
“The second recommendation is, and this is direct verbatim from the report,” Sports Junkies host Eric Bickel said. “‘Suspend the owner for a significant period to allow the club time to repair its infrastructure and culture.’ And by the way, that appears to be what they’ve been trying to do for the last several months. They brought Julie [Donaldson] in. They brought Jason Wright in. Wholesale changes.”
An NFL spokesman tells me the reported 130-page investigative document on the Washington Football Team is "absolutely false" and that the league has "received no such report."
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