Thoughts on the Washington Redskins harassment scandal
By Ian Cummings
The sun may rise at Redskins Park, but the clouds have ceased to lift.
The perpetual fog has only grown thicker this offseason, with the name change saga and the report of widespread harassment reducing the Washington Redskins to the league’s resident pariah, if the franchise didn’t already hold that distinction.
Onlookers across the nation are calling for Dan Snyder to sell the team after this latest incident, and all over again, the franchise in Washington is deemed a lost cause, a hopeless venture doomed to inhabit the lowest recesses of the professional sports world for eternity.
The Washington Post article released on Thursday, detailing a culture of sexual harassment and verbal abuse inside Redskins Park, was a long time coming, and it speaks not only to familiar truths about the organization, but deeper troubles, precipitated by the one spore of the virus that remains.