This week, Washington Football Team co-CEO Tanya Snyder made headlines in her first podcast appearance as a guest on the “Adam Schefter Podcast.”
In her appearance on Schefter’s podcast, Snyder received criticism for not mentioning the former female employees who were the alleged victims of sexual harassment during their time with the Washington Football Team.
On Friday, Snyder released a statement, saying some of her comments were taken out of context.
“It is disappointing that comments of mine (on) the Adam Schefter podcast have been selectively quoted and taken out of context,” she said in the statement. “To be clear, we have apologized numerous times for the difficult and traumatic experiences that certain people who worked for the Washington Football Team endured, and we have promised that nobody who works for the Team will ever experience such treatment again while Dan and I own the Team.”
Snyder continued, reaffirming her apology.
“I again today reiterate that apology. In addition to our words of apology, our actions — including the many changes made to employee support and training, the leadership team, and my taking over the role of co-CEO — demonstrate on a daily basis our commitment to having the Washington Football Team be a professional and respectful workplace and a source of pride to our employees and the entire community.”
Tanya Snyder was named co-CEO in June and has taken a more active role in the day-to-day operations of the franchise. Mrs. Snyder was visible at training camp in Richmond.
The Washington Football Team opens the 2021 season on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Statement from Washington Football Team owner Tanya Snyder after an appearance this week on Adam Schefter’s podcast pic.twitter.com/y9o4IZATtt
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 10, 2021