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Former Washington Football Team lawyer urged documents related to claim against Daniel Snyder destroyed

The disclosure of the documents, much of them heavily redacted, appeared to bring to an end a months-long legal battle between the team and Beth Wilkinson, the lawyer who led the NFL investigation.
  • Sep 8, 2021

Deshaun Watson’s lawyer says FBI is investigating the NFL star and one of his accusers

In a news conference, attorney Rusty Hardin said the FBI was investigating allegations a woman tried to extort Watson, as well as the accusations women have made against the star quarterback.
  • Aug 18, 2021

Former NFL players ask DOJ to probe concussion settlement over ‘race-norming’

In a petition, more than 40 wives of former players asked for an investigation in whether the civil rights of thousands of former Black NFL players have been violated by the controversial practice.
  • Aug 11, 2021

How ‘race-norming’ was built into the NFL concussion settlement

The NFL and lawyers for former players blame the controversial practice on doctors. But both sides negotiated a settlement that guaranteed race would affect payouts -- and defended the practice long after concerns were raised.
  • Aug 2, 2021

NFL fines Washington Football Team $10 million; Tanya Snyder to run operations for now

NFL investigation led by Beth Wilkinson happened in the wake of multiple Washington Post reports detailing allegations of sexual harassment by female former employees.
  • Jul 2, 2021

NFL says it will end controversial ‘race-norming’ in concussion settlement with players

The lawyer who negotiated the settlement for players also reversed course, pledging to rid the agreement of a practice that Black players say makes it more difficult for them to prove that football left them impaired.
  • Jun 3, 2021

Michigan failed to act on warning signs as doctor molested athletes for decades, report finds

The 240-page report, produced by law firm WilmerHale, largely supports allegations against Robert Anderson made in lawsuits and news accounts over the past year.
  • May 11, 2021

Deshaun Watson’s attorney rips sexual assault lawsuits as ‘avalanche of false accusations’

In court filings Monday, Deshaun Watson attorney Rusty Hardin didn't deny sex acts may have occurred in massages but said any such acts were consensual.
  • Apr 19, 2021

The fight for the future of transgender athletes

A group of influential women’s sports advocates say their proposals are about fairness. But LGBT activists say their plans would endanger transgender rights — and transgender lives.
  • Apr 15, 2021

As more Deshaun Watson accusers go public, their attorney rails against quarterback’s response

In an interview Wednesday, Tony Buzbee said the fallout over his cases against the NFL star has played out exactly as he warned Watson’s managers weeks ago.
  • Apr 14, 2021