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Commanders owner Daniel Snyder again refuses to testify before Congress

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Daniel Snyder doesn’t give up.

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The Washington Commanders owner has again said he will not testify before Congress later this week despite another push from the House Oversight Committee, his lawyer said Monday.

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Snyder’s attorney, Karen Patton Seymour, cited “a long-standing business conflict with the commanders” as the reason Snyder is unable to testify before the committee as he is out of the country until the end of the month. The committee offered Snyder the opportunity to remotely testify at Wednesday’s hearing, which NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell plans to do, but he declined.

“Mr. Snyder’s business dispute was planned well in advance and cannot be rescheduled,” Seymour wrote to the committee. via ESPN. “Furthermore, the suggestion in your letter that Mr. Snyder can testify remotely does not remove my concern that a virtual appearance will not adequately protect Mr. Snyder’s interests in having his lawyer physically present with him. … The Snyders and the Team remain willing to cooperate with the Committee, and are willing to share the cultural transformation undertaken by the Commanders if the Committee is interested in receiving this information in a manner consistent with due process and the defense of justice.”

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The committee has been investigating allegations of workplace misconduct and sexual harassment within the Commanders organization for several months. Last summer, the NFL fined commanders $10 million after an investigation into the organization.

The committee backtracked after Seymour’s response on Monday. According to the Washington Postthe panel believes Snyder’s testimony is important and could end up issuing a subpoena to force him to testify if he continues to deny their requests.

“Had Mr. Snyder really been willing to cooperate with the Committee’s investigation, he would have accepted the Committee’s invitation to testify about the toxic culture of commanders in the workplace,” a committee spokesman said in a statement. via ESPN. “According to the chairman’s letter, the committee was more than accommodating – even allowing Mr. Snyder to testify remotely from France.

“His refusal to testify sends an unmistakable signal that Mr. Snyder has something to hide and is afraid to come out to the American public and address the major worker protection issues facing the NFL. The Committee will not stop in its investigation to uncover the truth about workplace misconduct at Washington Command.”

Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder
Daniel Snyder will not participate in Wednesday’s hearing, even remotely. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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