The football team in Washington will have a new name, though there’s speculation that more negative news on the franchise could drop this week and it’s not about the name change.
The chatter of a scandal surrounding the football team in Washington with various local media members describing the culture in the organization as toxic and the news as “disappointing and sad.” Lawyers are involved, according to Josina Anderson.
Source on forthcoming news involving the Washington NFL team, "lawyers are involved."
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 16, 2020
First, it was supposed to be Tuesday, as John Gonzalez of ABC7 documented. “Working my sources but apparently changing of the Redskins name will be old news come tomorrow when a bombshell report is expected to surface,” the reporter tweeted on Monday. “There’s growing buzz that unflattering news about organization could come out in just hours.”
Then a collection of posts by Dan Steinberg emerged.
I’m on paternity leave and know nothing about anything but this….this is weird pic.twitter.com/JsVzmTyzVF
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) July 15, 2020
Then, word around town was that on Thursday, The Washington Post would release a damning article. As of this writing, the story has not been released.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms that there is a story and reported that the franchise has hired an attorney to review the organization’s protocols.
Washington’s NFL team hired DC attorney Beth Wilkinson to review the organization’s protocols, per league sources. While Wilkinson is expected to conduct a deep dive into the organization’s past culture, team officials are highly upset/frustrated about speculation running amok.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 16, 2020
The team’s minority owners are reportedly trying to sell their shares in the team. Dwight Schar, Fred Smith and Robert Rothman all are not pleased with something going on in the organization.
Speculation continues to run wild as we await the news. Josh Norman, who spent four seasons with the Redskins, recently added even more fuel to the fire that is burning in Washington.
Look Don’t ask me NO QUESTIONS! 🦗..
(🙅🏽♂️69) but I will say this, what goes around comes around.. What’s done in the dark will surly come to the Light! God seems to always have away of reposition his people at the right time & reveal Truths without saying a single – word.
— *Joshua R. Norman (@J_No24) July 16, 2020