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Washington Redskins........name change?

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by roxxfan, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Nook

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    For over 20 years Dan Snyder has been pimping out his cheerleaders. He has had them appear topless for him and photo shoots and fired them if they complained. He has forced them to escort men in other countries.
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    I heard it's BAD. Post the details JR.
     
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...-sexual-harassment-larry-michael-alex-santos/

    From dream job to nightmare
    More than a dozen women allege sexual harassment and verbal abuse by former team employees at Redskins Park

    Applegate is one of 15 former female Redskins employees who told The Washington Post they were sexually harassed during their time at the club. The other 14 women spoke on the condition of anonymity citing a fear of litigation, as some signed nondisclosure agreements with the team that threaten legal retribution if they speak negatively about the club. The team declined a request from The Post to release former female employees from these agreements so they could speak on the record without fear of legal reprisal. This story involved interviews with more than 40 current and former employees and a review of text messages and internal company documents.

    Team owner Daniel Snyder declined several requests for an interview. Over the past week, as The Post presented detailed allegations and findings to the club, 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.

    The allegations raised by Applegate and others — running from 2006 to 2019 — span most of Snyder’s tenure as owner and fall into two categories: unwelcome overtures or comments of a sexual nature, and exhortations to wear revealing clothing and flirt with clients to close sales deals. Among the men accused of harassment and verbal abuse are three former members of Snyder’s inner circle and two longtime members of the personnel department:

    Michael, senior vice president of content and “the voice of the Washington Redskins.” Seven former employees said Michael routinely discussed the physical appearance of female colleagues in sexual and disparaging overtones. In 2018, Michael was caught on a “hot mic” speaking about the attractiveness of a college-aged intern, according to six former employees who heard the recording. Michael declined an interview request and retired Wednesday.

    Santos, the club’s director of pro personnel, was accused by six former employees and two reporters who covered the team of making inappropriate remarks about their bodies and asking them if they were romantically interested in him. In 2019, Santos was the subject of an internal investigation after Rhiannon Walker, a reporter for The Athletic, informed club management Santos had pinched her, told her she had “an ass like a wagon,” and repeatedly asked her to date him, Walker said in an interview with The Post. Nora Princiotti, a reporter for The Ringer who formerly covered the team, also said in an interview that she was harassed by Santos. Santos, who was fired this past week, declined to comment.

    Richard Mann II, assistant director of pro personnel, who in one text message obtained by the The Post told a female employee he and his colleagues debated whether her breasts had been surgically enhanced and in another text message told another female employee to expect an “inappropriate hug … And don’t worry that will be a stapler in my pocket, nothing else.” Mann, who also was fired last week, declined to comment.

    Dennis Greene, former president of business operations, implored female sales staff to wear low-cut blouses, tight skirts and flirt with wealthy suite holders, according to five former employees, including Applegate. Greene’s 17-year career with the club ended in 2018 amid a scandal over the revelation he had sold access to Redskins cheerleaders — including attendance at a bikini calendar photo shoot in Costa Rica — as part of premium suite packages. Greene declined to comment.

    Mitch Gershman, former chief operating officer, who Applegate said routinely berated her for trivial problems such as printer malfunctions while also complimenting her body. Two other former female employees supported Applegate’s account of her sexual harassment and verbal abuse by Gershman, who left the team in 2015.

    Gershman, in a phone interview, denied Applegate’s allegations.

    “I barely even remember who she is,” Gershman said. “I thought the Redskins was a great place to work … I would apologize to anyone who thought that I was verbally abusive.”

    No woman accused Snyder or former longtime team president Bruce Allen of inappropriate behavior with women, but they expressed skepticism the men were unaware of the behavior they allege.

    “I would assume Bruce [Allen] knew, because he sat 30 feet away from me … and saw me sobbing at my desk several times every week,” Applegate said.

    Allen, who was fired at the end of last year, did not reply to interview requests.

    While Applegate and others did not accuse Snyder of acting improperly with women, they blamed him for an understaffed human resources department and what they viewed as a sophomoric culture of verbal abuse among top executives that they believed played a role in how those executives treated their employees.

    Snyder routinely belittled top executives, according to three former members of his executive staff, perhaps most intensely Greene, the former sales executive, whom Snyder mocked for having been a male cheerleader in college. After one executive staff meeting, according to one former employee, Greene said Snyder had ordered him to do cartwheels for their entertainment.

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    Former women employees said the first few weeks at Redskins Park also often came with an informal, but invaluable, orientation administered privately by veteran female employees who warned them to avoid certain people and places, such as the staircase near the entrance to team headquarters.

    Lined at the top with transparent plexiglass, the stairs descend from the lobby to the locker room and training area, and someone standing at the bottom can look up the skirt of a woman standing at the top.

    One former female member of the executive staff learned this lesson early in her tenure, she said, when she looked down to see a male trainer, two floors down, staring right back up, walking step for step with her.

    “He even leaned to get a better angle,” the woman said. “He wasn’t even trying to hide it.”

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    Conversation between Richard Mann II and a former female Redskins employee
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    Conversation between Richard Mann II and a former female Redskins employee

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    Not good but I don't know that Snyder will sell or be forced to sell.

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    "Dan Snyder abuses drugs & alcohol"
    "Snyder has paid off NFL officials to fix games"
    "Refs have made over $2M from Snyder"
    "Snyder & Jay Gruden pimped out cheerleaders to STH & held their passports in a foreign country"
    "Kapri Bibbs was sleeping with Gruden's girl; Gruden benched him when he found out; Bibbs replacement missed a block and resulted in Alex Smith's career ending injury"
    "Snyder and Gruden held sex parties where there was rampant drug use & sexual assaults"
    "Snyder held nude photo shoots with Redskins cheerleaders"
    "All part of a pending FBI investigation"
    "Goes far higher than anyone can think. Larry Hess and Eric Schaeffer are involved as well. Jay Gruden is as well."
    "Sex assaults. Drug and alcohol abuse. Other owners are furious and could lead to Snyder's removal"
     
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    If the NFL intends to get Snyder out, stories like this are what we should expect from here on out. There might even be a story released that paints Snyder as a racist or at least insensitive to the name change.
     
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    The Football Team has grown on me. It’s so dumb that it works.
     
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    Snyder won the hostile takeover attempt by Smith, Bezos.
     
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    They can paint whatever they want and they will. And it will all be true. You dig anywhere, and you dug up bones. Exaggerated. But for sure mostly true. The way I look at it is that overtures and clad dressing is something uncomfortable, but not unexpected for cheerleaders. Is it right. no. But do I expect it with cheerleaders, yeah I do. Do I think every NFL team has the same issue, yep. You put one good looking girl in any organization and a dick mob will rise and will get itself in trouble. This will get some change, which is good, but it's totally expected. Could it end cheerleading, absolutely. They exist to look at. There really is no other reason. So what I say is make change, pay a settlement, and move on. Otherwise every team is gonna face the same thing. This way there is a policy and change occurs. But cheerleading likely has to go.
     
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    Red Tails makes so much sense that there's no way they'll do it.
     
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    The concept art i saw for uniforms and logos using that design with those colors was just outstanding. I love that idea.
     
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