The Washington football franchise made headlines on Monday for finally retiring their team name. However, it seems the positivity for Daniel Snyder’s club is about to end on Thursday with a potentially damaging report that could expose the team’s toxic culture.
Washington’s NFL team facing damaging reports about team’s culture?
Before Washington’s NFL team made headlines for removing its team name, the club fired Alex Santos, their director of pro personnel, and Richard Mann II, the assistant director of pro personnel.
While the move was originally viewed as an organizational shakeup for a club with new head coach Ron Rivera trying to build a new culture, the tone quickly shifted. As The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg highlighted, several reporters covering the team hinted at a potentially damaging story looming.
According to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, the story is expected to be reported by The Washington Post. Originally, many expected the outlet to share the news on Tuesday, but it has now reportedly been pushed back to Thursday.
On Tuesday night, CBS’ Sports Jason La Canfora shared that the incoming report would expose the “warped and toxic culture” of Washington’s NFL team. Meanwhile, ABC 7’s Scott Abraham disclosed that the news relates to the front office and the firings of Santos and Mann II.
Multiple of the team’s minority stakeholders have been trying to sell their shares in the team for months. Despite the NFL being incredibly profitable and generating record-setting revenue each year, they have not been able to find a buyer.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Russell disclosed that the story might include details from current and former employees of the team, detailing what went on inside the front office.
Just when it seemed like Snyder’s team might receive some positive coverage, things seem destined to get ugly. Given the criticism he has already faced in previous years, it’s alarming that it might worsen.