NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is testifying in front of the Committee on Oversight and Reform of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as part of the investigation into Daniel Snyder and the Washington Commanders. Goodell released his prepared testimony before the hearing, which can be seen in full on PFT.

In the statement, Goodell discusses the hiring of Beth Wilkinson as independent counsel to conduct the Commanders investigation. He also admits that there were very notable problems in the organization:

It is clear to me that the workplace in Washington was unprofessional and unacceptable in numerous respects: bullying, widespread disrespect toward colleagues, use of demeaning language, public embarrassment, and harassment. Moreover, for a prolonged period of time the Commanders had a woefully deficient HR function, particularly with respect to reporting practices and recordkeeping. As a result, we imposed unprecedented discipline on the club – monetary penalties of well over $10 million, and requirements that the club implement a series of recommendations and allow an outside firm to conduct regular reviews of their workplace. In addition, for the past year, Daniel Snyder has not attended League or committee meetings, and to the best of my knowledge, has not been involved in day-to-day operations at the Commanders.

Goodell goes on to say that the Commanders have cleaned up a lot of their issues and that “the workplace at the Commanders today bears no resemblance to the workplace that has been described to this committee.”

The commissioner also says the league never received a full written report from Wilkinson because they felt a “comprehensive oral briefing would best allow us to receive the information necessary both to evaluate the workplace as it was, and to ensure that the team put in place the policies and processes to reform that workplace – all while preserving the confidentiality of those who participated in the investigation.”

While Goodell is testifying, Snyder is not in attendance.