The fallout is growing bigger after a bombshell report in the Washington Post alleging frequent sexual harassment by top executives of the Washington Redskins football team. Fifteen women detailed accounts of sexual harassment and verbal abuse by former football team employees at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, according to a Washington Post report released Thursday. The story outlines harassment and toxic work environment where women were regularly subjected to sexual remarks and inappropriate touching.
As of Thursday evening, the Redskins had parted ways with each of the people accused of sexual harassment in the Washington Post report. Larry Michael, Alex Santos and Mitch Gershman left over the past two weeks while the others had previously moved on from the organization.
- Larry Michael (Radio broadcaster)
- Alex Santos (Director of Pro Personnel)
- Richard Mann II (Assistant Director of Pro Personnel)
- Dennis Greene (President of Business Operations)
- Mitch Gershman (Chief Operating Officer)
- Plus, other unnamed trainers and employees
It is very tough for Coach Ron Rivera, who is entering his first year in Washington. Coach Rivera goes on to say “We have to move forward from this & make sure everybody understands we have policies that we will follow and that we have an open door policy with no retribution. Plus, my daughter works for the team and I sure as hell am not going to allow any of this!”
It has been a week of significant change for the NFC East team. On Monday, the official decision to retire ‘Redskins’ as the team’s mascot and logo was made as the team is looking to change the name of the franchise. Until then, Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design that will inspire sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years.