The Washington Commanders continue to find themselves on the radar of D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine.
It was last week that Racine filed a civil consumer-protection lawsuit against the NFL franchise, the league and other parties “for colluding to deceive residents of the District of Columbia” regarding investigations into the team’s workplace culture.
Said announcement was met by a swift rebuke from the Commanders in a press release that seemed to come from a parody website more than anything else.
A week later, the Commanders are again being sued by Racine and his office. This time, it comes under the umbrella of allegations that embattled owner Daniel Snyder and Co. were “cheating District season ticket holders out of their deposits,” per a statement from Racine.
“(This) is yet another example of egregious mismanagement and illegal conduct by Commanders executives who seem determined to lie, cheat, and steal from District residents in as many ways as possible,” D.C. Attorney General Racine said in announcing lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, via the Associated Press.
This comes on the heels of the House Oversight Committee sending a letter to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) with evidence of financial wrongdoing on the part of the Commanders franchise under Snyder.