Will Hobson

Washington, D.C.

National sports reporter with a focus on accountability and investigations

Education: Boston College, BA in English

Will Hobson is a national sports reporter for The Washington Post. He has previously worked for the Tampa Bay Times, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, and the Panama City News Herald. In 2014, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for his work on Tampa Bay Times stories about abusive landlords and squalid conditions in publicly subsidized housing for Tampa's homeless. His stories have also been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Latest from Will Hobson

Congressional members renew call for NFL to share Wilkinson probe materials

Reacting to “disturbing” allegations against Washington owner Daniel Snyder, House Oversight Committee members again ask the league for documents.

December 15, 2021

    Daniel Snyder pledged support for the NFL’s investigation. His actions tell a different story.

    Washington’s owner took former employees to court, deployed private investigators and was accused by the league's investigator, Beth Wilkinson, of trying to "silence" a key accuser.

    December 14, 2021

    NFL, former players agree to remove ‘race-norming’ from concussion settlement evaluations

    Under the proposed agreement, players whose dementia claims may have been affected by the controversial practice will have their test results re-scored.

    October 20, 2021

    WFT offered money in exchange for public silence about workplace, former employees say

    Women who worked for the Washington Football Team are speaking out again after emails surfaced revealing more evidence of a toxic workplace at the franchise.

    October 13, 2021

    NFL won’t release more from WFT investigation despite anger over offensive emails

    “There has been no transparency, no accountability," a former cheerleader said Tuesday. But the NFL has no plans to release more from an investigation into the Washington Football Team.

    October 12, 2021

    Prosecutors charge 18 former NBA players with defrauding benefits program of nearly $4 million

    According to prosecutors, the stolen funds were drawn from a health reimbursement account that NBA teams contributed to and is generally accessible to current and former players with at least three years tenure.

    October 7, 2021

    ‘Race-norming’ kept former NFL players from dementia diagnoses. Their families want answers.

    A Washington Post review of thousands of pages of confidential medical and legal records, provided by the families of these three former players, underscores how "race-norming" put Black players seeking settlement payouts from the NFL at a disadvantage.

    September 29, 2021

    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.

    September 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.

    August 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.

    August 11, 2021