The NFL team hired D.C. lawyer Beth Wilkinson and her firm, Wilkinson Walsh, to investigate the matter and help the team set new policies, the Redskins said on Thursday. Wilkinson represented Supreme Court Justice
The Washington Post story -- based on interviews with dozens of current and former employees, as well as texts and documents --
“The Washington Redskins football team takes issues of employee conduct seriously,” the team said in a statement. “While we do not speak to specific employee situations publicly, when new allegations of conduct are brought forward that are contrary to these policies, we address them promptly.”
The review adds scrutiny to a team already in the national spotlight. On Monday, the organization
FedEx Corp., which holds the naming rights to the team’s stadium in Landover, Maryland, had pushed for the change. And the world’s biggest retailers, including Walmart Inc., Target Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and Nike Inc., stopped selling the team’s merchandise.
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