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

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

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.

August 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.

July 2, 2021