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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban urged Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington NFL team, to “accept the mistakes” made as part of the organization’s sexual harassment scandal.
The Cuban Mavs were described as having a “corrosive culture in the workplace” that included sexual harassment and domestic violence as part of a 2018 Illustrated Sports investigation.
On your SiriusXM radio show, Ask me anything with Mark CubanCuban said Snyder cannot try to evade the allegations made by 15 women in a story published Thursday by Will Hobson and Liz Clarke of the Washington Post.
“If you know Dan Snyder, if you’re involved with the Redskins, if you connect with them, tell Dan and tell his senior management that you must recognize what you did well and what you did wrong,” Cuban said (via ESPN). “You have to accept the mistakes you made. That is painful. I made many mistakes. And that is the only way this will be resolved.”
Snyder released a public statement on Friday saying the actions described in the Washington Post The article “has no place in our franchise or society:”
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From Dan Snyder https://t.co/uoTEFQ071n
ESPN’s Adam Schefter also obtained a private letter sent by Snyder and his wife, Tanya Snyder, sent to members of the organization:
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Here is the letter that Dan and Tanya Snyder sent tonight to each member of their organization, by source: https://t.co/R7N65ZM8cs
The NFL Announced It will review the findings of an independent investigation by law firm Wilkinson Walsh to decide whether Washington will face punishment.
Cuban explained that it was difficult for him to process information about the Mavericks when it first came out two years ago, and the report led to widespread organizational changes.
“I literally started crying,” Cuban said. “I was so upset.”
Meanwhile, the allegations brought by women who worked for the Washington organization come as the franchise also works to change a nickname that is considered racist toward Native Americans.
“Dan Snyder and coach [Ron] Rivera is working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the position of our proud and tradition-rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years, “the team said in a statement. statement Monday.
There have been no deadlines for the completion of the sexual harassment investigation and / or nickname change. The team is slated to start the regular season Sept. 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles.