The off the field distractions continue to mount for the Washington Football Team.
According to the Washington Post, the Washington Football Team paid a former female employee $1.6 million as part of a 2009 confidential court settlement after she accused team owner Dan Snyder of sexual misconduct.
The Washington Post reviewed the copy of the agreement and reports the alleged incident occurred on Synder’s private plane while returning from the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
The woman made “certain allegations” in April 2009, the Postreported, and was later fired for cause — although her personnel file was changed to show she voluntarily resigned, per the agreement. The settlement was signed on July 22, 2009, by an attorney representing Snyder and two other team executives, according to the Post.
This past summer, the Washington Post reported of 15 women who claim they were sexually harassed by executives while employed by the organization. The following month, 25 more women made similar claims in a similar Post story, which detailed suggestive videos of outtakes from cheerleader calendar shoot produced by the team around the same time of the alleged Snyder misconduct on the plane.