The hype surrounding the Washington Redskins in recent days has gone from what the franchise’s new name would be to what would be included in a damning report set to be made public this week.
According to multiple sources on Twitter, the Washington Post is set to release an article detailing a plethora of incidents of misconduct, from sexual abuse and prostitution, to drugs and alcohol – all involving team executives, staffers, suite holders and of course Dan Synder.
Working my sources but apparently changing of the Redskins name will be old news come tomorrow when a bombshell report is expected to surface. There’s growing buzz that unflattering news about organization could come out in just hours. We will be live with the latest on @ABC7GMW pic.twitter.com/zTK19dV4Mo
— John Gonzalez (@ABC7John) July 16, 2020
Source on forthcoming news involving the Washington NFL team, “lawyers are involved.”
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 16, 2020
Ok so I have a pretty prominent lawyer friend in MD and this is a subject on her timeline today. Allegedly Gruden is doing drugs, having sex parties and they were pimping out Cheerleaders, naked cheerleader photo shoots, selling their own tickets on Stubhub, and more!! pic.twitter.com/wMgWGszf1f
— 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗼 ✭ (@DaveSturchio) July 16, 2020
Rumblings of damning report on #Redskins Owner Dan Snyder will come from @washingtonpost tomorrow. Remember, that’s the paper owned by Jeff Bezos. I’ve heard it called a coup. Play by Play voice just resigned. More drama coming in Old DC.
— Chad Forbes (@NFLDraftBites) July 15, 2020
Reading what’s going on in the Redskins discord and the latest report is probably going to be the biggest non football story in NFL History https://t.co/KEHFp70pXv
— Nick Faria (@Nick_Faria1720) July 16, 2020
The team doesn’t have the best track record with things along these lines as the Redskins were involved in an incident where team cheerleaders were exploited and victims of sexual misconduct when the ‘Skins took the squad to Costa Rica in 2013 for a calendar photo shoot.
The cheerleaders were then depriving the cheerleaders of their official identification, forced to strip naked and be painted in body paint, and pose topless for a photoshoot.
According to the shocking New York Times article, a “contingent of sponsors and FedExField suite holders — all men — were granted up-close access to the photo shoots.”
The article added that ‘at the end of a 14-hour day that included posing and dance practices, the squad’s director told nine of the 36 cheerleaders that their work was not done. They had a special assignment for the night. Some of the male sponsors had picked them to be personal escorts at a nightclub.”
There have been countless calls from many Redskins fans for longtime, generally disliked, owner Dan Snyder to sell the time. Perhaps the new reports could be the final straw they’re looking for.
Rumors have also been swirling regarding Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and the world’s richest man, and his interest in possibly purchasing the franchise. Considering Bezos owns the Washington Post, the same newspaper the article will be published via, one could assume this is Bezos’ way to oust Snyder.
While it’s all speculation at this point, many with at least some knowledge of the situation, say that something is on the horizon, and that something is not good.