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Commanders proprietor Dan Snyder once more declines to seem at congressional listening to

Commanders proprietor Dan Snyder once more declines to seem at congressional listening to

Washington Commanders proprietor Dan Snyder once more declined to seem at a U.S. Home Committee on Oversight and Reform listening to set for this Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET.

Snyder’s lawyer, Karen Patton Seymour, despatched a letter to the leaders of the Home Committee on Oversight and Reform on Monday informing the committee of Snyder’s determination.

“Mr. Snyder’s enterprise battle was scheduled lengthy earlier than then and can’t be rescheduled,” Seymour stated, per “Furthermore, your letter’s suggestion that Mr. Snyder might testify remotely doesn’t tackle my concern {that a} digital look wouldn’t sufficiently shield Mr. Snyder’s curiosity in having his counsel bodily current with him.”

Seymour added: “The Snyders and the Group stay totally keen to cooperate with the Committee, and are desirous to share the cultural transformation undertaken by the Commanders if the Committee is considering acquiring that data in a way in keeping with acceptable due course of and equity protections.”

The discover got here in response to a Friday letter from Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., urging Snyder to testify at Wednesday’s listening to.

“If Mr. Snyder was really dedicated to cooperating with the committee’s investigation, he would have accepted the Committee’s invitation to testify concerning the Commanders’ poisonous office tradition,” the committee stated on Monday in an announcement obtained by NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero. “Because the Chairwoman’s letter made clear, the committee has been greater than accommodating — even permitting Mr. Snyder to testify remotely from France. His refusal to testify sends an unmistakable sign that Mr. Snyder has one thing to cover and is afraid of coming clear to the American public and addressing main employee safety considerations going through the NFL. The committee won’t be deterred in its investigation to uncover the reality of office misconduct on the Washington Commanders.”

Congress invited Snyder and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on June 1 to attend the listening to, which is a part of its investigation into the staff’s office conduct.

Pelissero reported final week that Goodell accepted the committee’s invitation and can testify just about on Wednesday. That very same day Snyder responded to Congress with a letter from his lawyer, which defined that Snyder “has a longstanding Commanders-related enterprise battle and is in another country on the primary and solely date the Committee has proposed for the listening to.”

Congress launched an investigation into the Washington franchise’s office misconduct in Oct. 2021 after the league didn’t launch a report detailing the findings of an impartial probe into the matter.

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