The NFL is taking over the investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct within the Washington Football Team.
The development comes a week after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement stating that he would allow the independent attorney hired by Washington owner Daniel Snyder to continue her work and then determine the appropriate action for the league to take.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the matter, told USA TODAY Sports that Beth Wilkinson will continue the investigation. However, she will now report to the league on any developments rather than Snyder.
Goodell informed Snyder of the change in plans on Monday.
Daniel Snyder has been owner at Washington since 1999. (Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports)
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Snyder and his organization came under scrutiny in July after The Washington Post released a story in which women formerly employed by the team accused members of the team of long-running episodes of sexual harassment. Last week, The Post released a second story which revealed additional details and allegations by more than 100 current and former employees.
The attorneys of some of the accusers had demanded that the NFL assume control of the investigation, and NFL officials met with those attorneys on Monday.
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