By Lewis Gould
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will testify on Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee.
Congressional lawmakers will interview Goodell about the Washington Commanders’ hostile work environment and culture of rampant sexual harassment and assault.
Members of Congress last week urged Goodell to release the findings of an independent investigation — widely known as the Wilkinson Report — into Washington’s culture and owner Daniel Snyder’s role in cultivating the hostile environment.
The Commanders and Snyder were fined $10 million upon conclusion of the report, though the report’s findings were never made public. A spokesperson for the House Oversight Committee said Snyder’s continued refusal to testify before the committee “sends an unmistakable signal that Mr. Snyder has something to hide and is afraid of coming clean.”
A steady trickle of more damning revelations could ratchet up the pressure for NFL owners to remove Snyder as Washington’s owner.