Commanders proprietor Daniel Snyder testifies earlier than congressional committee 

ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Commanders proprietor Daniel Snyder testified earlier than a congressional committee investigating the NFL staff’s historical past of office misconduct Thursday, talking for greater than 10 hours in a deposition carried out just about and in personal.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Home Committee on Oversight and a spokesperson for Snyder independently verified his testimony wrapped up after 6:30 p.m. EDT. It was scheduled to start at 8 a.m., with Snyder showing through Zoom from Israel.

“Washington Commanders co-owner Dan Snyder immediately voluntarily testified below oath for almost 11 hours, on prime of the earlier cooperation offered to the committee,” a spokesperson for Snyder mentioned in an announcement. “Mr. Snyder totally addressed all questions on office misconduct, described the Commanders’ dramatic two-year transformation and expressed hope for the group’s shiny future.”

A committee spokesperson mentioned it had no remark Thursday night time.

Snyder agreed to testify voluntarily after committee members labored out some points along with his authorized staff on the phrases of his deposition. The committee had beforehand agreed to have Snyder testify below the phrases of a subpoena it had initially issued.

The committee has the discretion to determine what, if any, info it releases from Snyder’s deposition. The listening to was not recorded, although a transcript is anticipated to be produced.

Snyder testified a month after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appeared earlier than the committee through Zoom to debate Washington’s office tradition and the league’s investigation into it. Snyder was invited to testify on the identical listening to and, by a lawyer, declined.

The committee launched this investigation final 12 months after the league fined Washington $10 million following its evaluation of office misconduct however didn’t launch a written report of lawyer Beth Wilkinson’s findings.

Snyder’s testimony got here on the second day of apply of Washington’s coaching camp in preparation for the 2022 season, which begins in September.

Earlier Thursday, a committee spokesperson mentioned Snyder had “dedicated to offering full and full testimony, and to reply the committee’s questions on his data of and contributions to the Commanders’ poisonous work atmosphere, in addition to his efforts to intrude with the NFL’s inside investigation, with out hiding behind nondisclosure or different confidentiality agreements.”

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