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Congress Investigating NFL Franchise For Financial Improprieties

Washnigton Football Team general view.

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 25: A general view of the Washington Football Team logo on the stadium before the game between the Washington Football Team and the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on October 25, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The same congressional committee that's investigating the NFL's handling of widespread sexual misconduct within the Washington Commanders organization is also now looking into allegations of financial improprieties under team owner Dan Snyder, per reports from the Washington Post.

These new allegations bubbled to the surface as the House Committee on Oversight and Reform reviewed more than 80,000 pages of documents and interviewed witnesses within the Washington organization.

The financial portion of the investigation remains behind closed doors, per the Post. Only the highest levels of the 45-person committee know details behind these emerging allegations.

"The Committee continues to investigate the hostile workplace and culture of impunity at the Washington Commanders as well as the National Football League’s inadequate response and lack of transparency," a committee spokesperson said. "The Committee will follow the facts wherever they may lead.”

The Commanders denied any knowledge of this reported investigation.

“The team is not aware of any investigation by the House Oversight Committee regarding financial matters, despite vague and unsubstantiated claims today by anonymous sources,” a Commanders spokesman said, per the Post. “The team categorically denies any suggestion of financial impropriety of any kind at any time. We adhere to strict internal processes that are consistent with industry and accounting standards, are audited annually by a globally respected independent auditing firm, and are also subject to regular audits by the NFL. We continue to cooperate fully with the Committee’s work.”