The House Oversight Committee, which has been investigating allegations of sexual harassment against Dan Snyder, has received information alleging the Commanders have been hiding ticket revenue that is supposed to be shared with other NFL teams, according to A.J. Perez of Front Office Sports.
According to NFL bylaws, all teams are required to pass along 40% of ticket sales from each home game — minus ticket handling charges and taxes — to the league, which then disperses the funds to visiting teams.
On Monday, the Commanders denied the allegations in a statement:
“There has been absolutely no withholding of ticket revenue at any time by the Commanders,” a team spokesperson said, via Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com. “Those revenues are subject to independent audits by multiple parties. Anyone who offered testimony suggesting a withholding of revenue has committed perjury, plain and simple.”
One person reportedly gave information to Congressional investigators alleging the Commanders haven’t been turning over the full 40 percent. It remains unknown how long the scheme would have run for or who authorized it.
In addition to the Congressional investigation, the Commanders are also on their second NFL investigation over allegations of workplace sexual misconduct after a former cheerleader accused Snyder of harassing her before the committee.