Feb 25, 2022
As leagues confront pro sports teams’ workplace misconduct controversies, many of which involve women accusing men of unwanted sexual advances, they are increasingly turning to high-profile women attorneys to lead investigations or to defend their interests.
Take the NFL. It recently retained former SEC chairperson and former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White to scrutinize a new set of sexual misconduct allegations against the Washington Commanders and owner Daniel Snyder. The league also turned to White in 2018, when multiple women who worked for the Carolina Panthers accused then-owner Jerry Richardson of unwelcomed sexual contact. Richardson was further alleged to have said a racial slur in the presence of a black scout.
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