Washington Commanders settle with DC District Attorney

The Washington Commanders have settled one of their lawsuits with the District of Columbia District Attorney’s office.

According to The Athletic, District of Columbia attorney general Brian Schwalb’s office announced on Monday that the Commanders must pay $625,000 for failing to return ticket deposits to fans.

The lawsuit was filed back in November and claimed that the Commanders “improperly withheld hundreds of thousands of dollars in security deposits from hundreds of District consumers.”

The AG investigation found that the Washington Commanders still had over $200,000 in unsecured security deposits as of March.

“Rather than being transparent and upfront in their ticket sale practices, the Commanders unlawfully took advantage of their fan base, holding on to security deposits instead of returning them.

Under this settlement agreement, our office will maintain strict oversight over the Commanders to ensure all necessary steps are taken to reimburse fans for the refunds they are entitled to,” Schwalb said in a statement on the Washington Commanders settlement.

This is one of two lawsuits filed against the Commanders from local authorities. The other stems from multiple widespread investigations into workplace misconduct within the organization under embattled and outgoing owner Daniel Snyder.

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All of this comes at a time that Snyder is in the final stages of selling the football team. His Commanders have been mired in scandal after scandal over the past few years. It got to the point that several other NFL owners were seeking to force him out before Snyder announced his intention to sell the team last year.

This settlement helps from a financial standpoint when it comes to the Commanders’ sale process.

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