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DC AG filing civil suit vs. Commanders, Snyder, NFL, Goodell

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder poses for photos during an event to unveil the NFL football team's new name on Feb. 2 in Landover, Md.
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Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder poses for photos during an event to unveil the NFL football team's new name on Feb. 2 in Landover, Md.

The attorney general for the District of Columbia says his office is filing a civil consumer protection lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Attorney General Karl Racine announced the civil complaint at a news conference Thursday. Racine says the team and league violated D.C. consumers' rights based on what they knew about the organization's workplace misconduct.

The Commanders are the subject of multiple ongoing investigations into workplace culture and potential financial improprieties.

Lawyers representing the team say the Commanders welcome this opportunity to defend the organization in a court of law.

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