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House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney said she intends to issue a subpoena to Dan Snyder, co-owner and co-CEO of the Washington Commanders, for a committee deposition after he refused to testify at a hearing Wednesday regarding an investigation into the team’s workplace culture.
“Mr. Snyder’s refusal to testify sends a clear signal that he is more concerned about protecting himself than coming clean to the American public,” Maloney (D-N.Y.) said during the hearing. “If the NFL is unwilling to hold Mr. Snyder accountable, then I am prepared to do so.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified virtually at the hearing. He said he doesn’t “have the responsibility for whether he appears before Congress” but that Snyder has been held accountable by the league.
Maloney released a memo Wednesday morning detailing allegations that while the league and team launched an investigation into the workplace culture, Snyder “launched a shadow investigation in an apparent effort to discredit his accusers in the eyes of the NFL and offer up an alternative target for the investigation.”
Maloney called for Goodell to release the findings from the NFL’s internal investigation, which the league has not made public. Goodell testified that this was to protect the confidentiality of the employees who participated.
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