NFL fines Washington $10M after misconduct investigation

Dan Snyder, Tanya Snyder

FILE – Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, left, and his wife Tanya Snyder, listen to head coach Ron Rivera during a news conference at the team’s NFL football training facility in Ashburn, Va., in this Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, file photo. Dan Snyder’s wife Tanya was named co-CEO of the Washington Football Team on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, giving her bigger influence in the club that is currently in the midst of an independent investigation into workplace conduct the NFL is overseeing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

NEW YORK — The NFL has fined the Washington Football Team $10 million and owner Dan Snyder is stepping away from day-to-day operations after an independent investigation into the organization’s workplace misconduct.

The team was not stripped of any draft picks as part of the league’s discipline that was announced Thursday stemming from lawyer Beth Wilkinson’s investigation that began last summer.

The investigation found ownership and senior officials paid little attention to sexual harassment and other workplace issues that made the environment “highly unprofessional.”

Snyder says his wife Tanya will be in charge for the next “several months.” Tanya Snyder was named co-CEO on Tuesday.

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