Commanders Release Statement Ahead of Attorney General Announcement

The attorney general for the District of Columbia announced he would be holding a news conference on Thursday to discuss the office's investigation of the Washington Commanders, and if the Commanders' reaction is any indication, a bombshell could be coming. A team spokesperson shared a scathing statement Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of today's conference. It's a startlingly aggressive (and frankly tacky) preemptive strike from the Commanders' spokesperson. Making a relativist argument citing the continued existence of violent crime is hardly a compelling case for the team's innocence, the attack on AG Karl A. Racine's credibility comes off as desperate, and Brian Robinson's agent has already decried the invoking of his client's summer tragedy, which has resulted in arrests, by the way.

The AG's office has been investigating the Commanders regarding workplace issues. The NFL has already fined Commanders' owner Dan Snyder a hefty $10 million for his team's toxic work culture, but details of that investigation have been kept scarce. The AG's announcement Thursday could finally reveal some damning details or ugly truths to the public. The Commanders have embarrassed themselves plenty in recent times, but this particular scandal may just be getting started.

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