Dan Snyder breaks his silence on The Washington Post's bombshell report on allegations of sexual harassment among Redskins executives

AP Photo/Susan WalshDan Snyder — owner of Washington’s NFL franchise — said ‘the behaviour described in yesterday’s Washington Post article has no place in our franchise.’

Dan Snyder has weighed in on The Washington Post’s bombshell report that revealed accusations of pervasive culture sexual harassment among executives for his team.

On Friday, the owner of Washington’s NFL franchise issued a statement addressing The Post’s scathing glimpse into his inner circle at the organisation. In the article, fifteen women came forward to accuse top executives of harassment and verbal abuse.

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In his response, which ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared via Twitter, Snyder said “the behaviour described yesterday’s Washington Post article has no place in our franchise or society” and that the report “strengthened [his] commitment to setting a new culture and standard for our team.”

Snyder has already hired a D.C. law firm to conduct an independent review of the team’s culture, and he said in his statement that they are “empowered to do a full, unbiased investigation.” He also affirmed his commitment to exacting change within the organisation – specifically in the human resources department – based on the findings of the review and the recommendations that follow.

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He added that his goal is “not only to avoid these issues in the future but most importantly create a team culture that is respective and inclusive of all.”

Several members of the organisation’s top brass resigned or were fired after The Post presented allegations from their sources to the team, but whether or not Snyder himself will face repercussions remains to be seen.

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