The Washington Post reported on Thursday that 15 former employees said they were sexually harassed while on the team. In a statement, the team said it takes employee conduct issues seriously and, “Although we do not speak publicly about specific employee situations, when new allegations of conduct are contrary to these policies, we treat them quickly. ”
During the past week, three members of the front office have left the organization. Player personnel director Alex Santos, assistant Richard Mann II and longtime broadcaster and senior vice president Larry Michael are no longer on the team. Michael announced Wednesday that he is retiring after 16 years.
Also on Wednesday, the team promoted Jeff Scott to deputy director of professional scouting and advanced coordinator to replace Mann.
Santos, Mann, Michael and former business leaders Dennis Greene and Mitch Gershman were mentioned in the story of the Post.
Washington is in the midst of several months of significant change. President Bruce Allen was sacked at the end of the 2019 season, coach Ron Rivera was hired on New Year’s Day and received control of football operations, and the team announced this week that it was abandoning the name of “Redskins” after 87 years.
Allen’s departure coincided with the dismissal of the team’s previous medical and training staff, and Rivera brought Carolina trainers with him and hired new coaching staff.