Reports: WFT settled '09 allegation vs. Snyder

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The Washington Football Team settled a sexual misconduct allegation regarding owner Dan Snyder with a former employee in 2009, according to multiple reports.

The New York Times reported this weekend that there was a settlement; The Washington Post received a copy of the agreement and said it was for $1.6 million. The Post, citing an anonymous source, reported it stemmed from an incident on Snyder’s plane while returning from the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

The Times had reported Sunday that two investigations in 2009 — by the team and an outside law firm — failed to substantiate the woman’s claim. The paper reported that Snyder paid the sum to avoid any negative publicity.

Washington Football Team spokeswoman Julie A. Jensen declined to comment. Both outlets said the woman who made the accusation was fired after making the allegations. The Times reported she was fired after “she lied to the team’s lawyers.”

According to the Post, a copy of the agreement did not detail the allegations, and Snyder, or the team, never admitted to any wrongdoing.

The NFL continues its investigation into the franchise, stemming from articles written by the

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