The Last Thing The Washington Redskins Will Do Before Name Change is Get Accused of Massive Sex Scandal

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If you’d have asked me last week, I’d have told you that the worst thing about the Washington Redskins was their name. They recently announced they’re changing it, and while it’s the right thing to do, like most name changes and episodes of TV shows being pulled, it’s ultimately a hollow gesture meant to distract from all the horrible stuff they’re doing.

In the case of the Washington Redskins, the horrible stuff they’re doing is allegedly sexually harassing 15 women who previously worked for the organization. Do you think they knew this was coming when they decided to change the name?

They really did a lot of work substantiating the report, too.

Some of the alleged perpetrators left the organization before the report was published, and the post tweeted that “three team employees accused of improper behavior abruptly departed, including Larry Michael, the club’s longtime radio voice, and Alex Santos, the team’s director of pro personnel.“

Fox News reports that  “Michael would reportedly make comments about the appearance of female colleagues in a sexual manner. And in 2018, he was caught on a “hot mic” talking about a college-aged intern’s physical features. Santos, on the other hand, was reportedly accused by six former employees and two reporters who cover the team of making inappropriate remarks about their bodies and asking them if they were romantically interested in him, according to the newspaper.”

The only woman who went on the record, Emily Applegate, said that “It was the most miserable experience of my life. And we all tolerated it, because we knew if we complained — and they reminded us of this — there were 1,000 people out there who would take our job in a heartbeat.“

The allegations cover most of most of Dan Snyder’s time as owner, though none of the allegations were about him. Still, Snyder is going to have to take responsibility here; he was the owner and allowed this alleged climate of harassment to go unchecked for a decade.

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