Statement from Lisa Banks and Debra Katz on NFL Investigation into the WFT

December 15, 2021

Attorneys Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who represent 40 former employees of the Washington Football Team (WFT), issued the below statement following yesterday’s Washington Post article on the WFT’s efforts to block the National Football League’s (NFL) investigation: 

 “We are disturbed but not surprised by the Washington Post’s most recent reporting about the Washington Football Team’s efforts to obstruct the NFL’s investigation into its decades long culture of harassment and abuse.  We have been aware for some time of the use of private investigators and the courts to intimidate witnesses and have reported those concerns directly to the NFL and the NFL investigators.  Now that the Washington Post has painstakingly chronicled this misconduct, it is even more imperative that the NFL be made to answer for its lack of action and its failure to hold the Washington Football Team and its owner accountable.  We are hopeful that the House Oversight and Reform Committee will remain committed to seeking all information from the NFL related to the WFT investigation and will uncover why the NFL has sought to protect Dan Snyder at all costs.”