Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder, in a rare on-the-record interview, apologized for the work culture that developed within the organization since he purchased full control of the team more than two decades ago.
"Let’s be really clear: This is a human issue. I’m sorry that anyone was hurt," Snyder told the Wall Street Journal last week. "But we can change."
Over the summer, the Washington Post reported a series of allegations regarding rampant sexual harassment and the mistreatment of female employees by superiors in the organization.
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Broncos sending game ball from win over Dolphins to team great entering hospice
Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Denver would be sending a game ball from its victory over Miami to team legend Floyd Little, who is entering hospice.The Denver Broncos, who Little played his entire career for (1967-1975), halted the red-hot Miami Dolphins' winning streak Sunday with a 20-13 victory. Afterwards, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said the team would honor one of the franchise's original stars by sending Little and his family a game ball.
The Washington Football Team opened an investigation, led by attorney Beth Wilkinson, into Snyder and the organization. The NFL later took control of the probe, and the results have yet to be released.
"We are apologetic," Snyder also told the Journal, adding that "it hurts" reading and hearing about the accusations, which include the former vice president of broadcasting asking an employee to cut a lewd video of cheerleaders during a photo shoot to give to Snyder.
"We thought we needed to change just across the board, and we’ve been working very, very hard at it," Snyder told the Journal.
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock apologizes for mask violation that landed him on COVID-19 list
All four of the Broncos' quarterbacks were ruled ineligible to play against the Saints after several violated NFL COVID-19 protocols on wearing masks."In a controlled and socially distanced area, we let our masking slip for a limited amount of time," Lock wrote Sunday on his verified Twitter account. "An honest mistake, but one I will own. I sincerely apologize and I fully understand why these safety precautions are so important. Doing the right thing for a majority of the time is not good enough.
Rodrigo Blankenship #3 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates with his teammates after kicking the game winning field goal to defeat the Green Bay Packers in overtime of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Indianapolis Colts' Jack Doyle (84) makes a touchdown reception against Green Bay Packers' Christian Kirksey (58) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Indianapolis.
Nov 22, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Darrius Shepherd (82) runs the ball while Indianapolis Colts defensive back Tavon Wilson (31) defends in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) catches a 4-yard touchdown pass ahead of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis.
Deonte Harris #11 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball as Olamide Zaccheaus #17 of the Atlanta Falcons defends in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 22, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Marcus Williams #43 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts a pass intended for Russell Gage #83 of the Atlanta Falcons as teammate Chauncey Gardner-Johnson #22 of the New Orleans Saints assists in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 22, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) pulls in a pass reception against Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen (37) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020.
Alex Armah #40 of the Carolina Panthers fails to pull in this reception against Jamie Collins #58 of the Detroit Lions during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton (52) and defensive end Dawuane Smoot (94) combine to bring down Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) during the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (30) is brought down by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams, top, and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, left, is upended by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Chris Claybrooks (27) after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) runs with the ball as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) and linebacker Chris Board (49) try to stop him during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs for a game-winning touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during overtime of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. The Titans won 30-24 in overtime.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Dan Snyder apologizes for workplace culture at Washington Football Team: 'I'm sorry ... we can change'
Trail Blazers close practice facility amid positive tests for COVID-19 .
The Portland Trail Blazers closed their practice facility after three people in the organization tested positive for the coronavirus in four days.Neil Olshey, the Trail Blazers' president of basketball operations, said in a statement that the organization has closed its facility "for deep cleaning while we run confirmatory tests." Olshey added that the organization has completed contact tracing and has taken these measures "out of an abundance of caution.