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Commanders: McManus Is Out Amid Sex Assault Suit

NFL team boots kicker after complaint filed by flight attendants says flight 'turned into a party'

(Newser) - An NFL kicker sued by a pair of flight attendants for alleged sexual assault during a charter flight last year for the Jacksonville Jaguars has now been released from his new team. The Washington Post reports that the Washington Commanders have booted Brandon McManus, 32, who'd just signed a...

Trump Film Debuts at Cannes, and Campaign Vows to Sue
Trump Film Debuts at Cannes,
and Campaign Vows to Sue

Trump Film Debuts at Cannes, and Campaign Vows to Sue

'The Apprentice' gets an 11-minute standing ovation at the film festival

(Newser) - One of the biggest movie debuts at the Cannes film festival Monday evening was The Apprentice , which tells the tale of a young Donald Trump rising to power in New York City in the 1980s.
  • Lawsuit threat: Directed by Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi, the film is a "scathing portrait"

Dan Snyder Cuts $6B Deal to Leave the NFL
NFL Owners
Unanimously End
Dan Snyder Era

NFL Owners Unanimously End Dan Snyder Era

League approves Commanders sale while imposing a $60M fine

(Newser) - The NFL enthusiastically welcomed a new owner of the Washington Commanders on Thursday, bringing Dan Synder's 24-year custodianship of the storied franchise to a close. The owners voted unanimously to approve the $6.05 billion sale of the team to a group led by Josh Harris, Yahoo Sports reports....

Jeff Bezos Considers Bid for NFL Team, With Jay-Z

Snyder, facing several investigations, is under pressure to sell Washington Commanders

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos doesn't own an NFL team, but that could change. One day after the current owner of the Washington Commanders retained Bank of America to look into a sale, Bezos is preparing a bid for the team with Jay-Z, the Financial Times reports. The Amazon founder reportedly is...

NFL Fines Washington $10M for Workplace Abuse

More than 100 female employees told of discrimination and harassment

(Newser) - After investigating allegations that Washington's football team maintained an abusive workplace, the NFL fined the team $10 million on Thursday. The league said the money will go to organizations "committed to character education, anti-bullying, healthy relationships and related topics," CBS Sports reports. Washington also has to pay...

Team Mired in Controversy Has an NFL First

Washington Football Team makes Jason Wright the league's first Black team president

(Newser) - It's another notable move on race from the team now known , at least temporarily, as the Washington Football Team. Owner Dan Snyder has made former player Jason Wright the league's first Black team president, reports ABC News . "I think first and foremost it's obviously very personal...

Washington's NFL Team Settles on Temporary Name

It will be the 'Washington Football Team' for this season

(Newser) - Washington's NFL franchise still hasn't settled on a new name , and training camp opens in a matter of days. What to do? The team announced Thursday that it will go by the functional if uninspiring "Washington Football Team" for the 2020 season, reports ESPN . That will give...

NFL Owner and League Respond to Accusations

Rules say commissioner can try to oust an owner, but that would be a first

(Newser) - The NFL addressed accusations Friday of widespread sexual harassment in the Washington team's organization, saying the league will look into taking disciplinary action. The findings in a Washington Post report are "serious, disturbing and contrary to the NFL's values," the NFL said. Later in the day,...

Redskins Owner Sues Paper Over 'Anti-Semitic' Pic

Dan Snyder sues 'Washington City Paper' over devil horns, goatee

(Newser) - Dan Snyder—having possibly forgotten that his team is called the "Washington Redskins"—is feeling offended. Snyder is suing the Washington City Paper for $2 million for an unflattering story, which was accompanied by a picture of Snyder with added goatee, mustache, and devil horns, Gawker reports.

Less Racist Names for That Washington Team

Just in case the Redskins have had a change of heart

(Newser) - The Redskins may have dodged the latest legal challenge to its (allegedly) racist team name, but with more on the way, bloggers are tossing out alternatives owner Dan Snyder should consider. The Week collects the best:
  • Washington Nationals: Sharing a nickname with a baseball team didn’t hurt the New

Gibbs Blindsides 'Skins, Resigns
Gibbs Blindsides 'Skins, Resigns

Gibbs Blindsides 'Skins, Resigns

Hall of Famer unexpectedly retires again after team's unlikely playoff run

(Newser) - Joe Gibbs is retiring again, stepping down as both coach and president of the Washington Redskins, the team he’s spent a total of 16 years leading, the Washington Post reports. Gibbs will stay with the team somehow, perhaps as a consultant to owner Dan Snyder. No announcement of a...

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